Posted: 6:05 pm Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
By Michael Carvell
GEORGIA TECH’S SIGNEES FOR 2014
- Lance Austin, DB, 5-8, 178, Lamar County: Will shift to defense after quarterbacking team to state title appearance
- Lawrence Austin, DB, 5-8, 178, Lamar County: The twin brothers were always “package deal” to same college
- Myles Autry, ATH, 5-9, 170, Norcross: Many Georgia Tech fans were clamoring for a high-profile recruit to commit in front of national TV cameras on signing day, and Autry did just that by picking GT over FSU on ESPNU. His older brother plays for the Yellow Jackets.
- Gary Brown, OL, 6-2, 280, Tampa (Fla.) Alonso: Draws a lot of comparisons to Shaq Mason, Tech’s left offensive guard
- Travis Custis, RB, 6-0, 210, Lovejoy: Signed with Georgia Tech last year but did not academically qualify. Could’ve re-opened recruitment but stuck with Yellow Jackets.
- Step Durham, DB, 5-11, 185, Jacksonville (Fla.) Atlantic Coast: After enrolling early, could push for starting job in spring
- KeShun Freeman, DE, 6-1, 230, Callaway: Counted upon to contribute immediately as a pass rusher
- Tre Jackson, LB, 5-9, 225, Lowndes: Big-time playmaker is underrated due to height
- Jalen Johnson, S, 6-3, 195, Oneonta (Ala.): Missed senior season after tearing ACL and PCL in scrimmage
- Matthew Jordan, QB, 6-2, 190, Jackson (Ala.): Could be most important recruit of class with Vad Lee transfer
- Trey Klock, TE, 6-4, 265, Hummelstown (Pa.) Lower Dauphin: Recruited as “jumbo athlete” and could play four different positions
- CJ Leggett, RB, 5-9, 200, North Gwinnett: May be Georgia Tech’s best recruit at RB since Dwyer
- Clinton Lynch, WR, 6-0, 185, Norcross: Flipped from Georgia State to Georgia Tech after getting last-minute offer.
- Terrell Lewis, LB, 6-2, 215, Ocoee (Fla.): Committed to Georgia Tech over LSU and Miami, among others
- Andrew Marshall, OL, 6-4, 265, West Forsyth: Could fill a huge void Tech has lacked at center under Paul Johnson
- Tyler Merriweather, DE, 6-3, 230, Demopolis (Ala.) Demopolis Academy: High-motor pass rusher who could play either defensive end spot
- Michael Preddy, OL, 6-5, 250, Charleston (S.C.) Porter-Gaud: Raw and undeveloped but has high ceiling of potential
- Qua Searcy, WR-DB, 5-11, 165, Lamar County: Could end up on either side of ball depending on depth needs
- Antonio Simmons, DE, 6-4, 200, Jacksonville (Fla.) University Christian: Lots of comparisons to Jeremiah Attaochu with pass-rushing skills
- Jake Stickler, OL, 6-6, 280, Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee: Tall, lean and athletic kid who could play guard or tackle
- Kenderius Whitehead, DE, 6-5, 200, Georgia Military JC: Former N.C. State player committed to GT on Instagram. Whitehead played at Georgia Military junior college this past season.
- Jake Whitley, OL, 6-3, 310, North Augusta (S.C.): Torn ACL as a senior but avoided knee surgery
GEORGIA TECH TARGETS THAT WENT ELSEWHERE
- Mike Sawyers, DT, 6-2, 300, Nashville, Tenn.: He signed with Tennessee after taking an official visit to Volunteers on the final weekend before signing day. This was Georgia Tech’s big fish that got away. He was originally committed to Vanderbilt.
- Mike Rogers, ATH, 6-0, 185, Campbell (committed to UCF): It was Georgia Tech vs. UCF down the stretch but Rogers stuck with his commitment to UCF.
- Grant Haley, DB, 5-10, 170, Lovett (committed to Penn State): Ex-Vanderbilt commit flirted with Georgia Tech but never visited, opting to follow coach James Franklin to Penn State — where Haley’s mother graduated from college
GEORGIA TECH’S DE-COMMITS FROM 2014 CLASS
- Caleb Kinlaw, RB, 5-10, 185, Goose Creek: Cousin of Georgia Tech great Joe Hamilton flipped to Wisconsin. No doubt, this hurt but GT rebounded with a couple of RB commits to compensate for the loss. He signed with Wisconsin.
- Miles Taylor, S, 6-0, 185, Washington DC: Georgia Tech’s 1st commit for 2014 switched to Iowa after “secret” visit. He signed with the Hawkeyes.
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