TECH COMMITS FOR 2015
- KirVonte Benson, RB, 5-8. 185, Marietta High School: Benson is a newcomer to football, only picking up the sport a couple of years ago. However, he quickly turned heads with his raw speed and athleticism. He won a state championship in the 100 meters as a sophomore. Benson picked Georgia Tech over Duke and Wake Forest.
- Will Bryan, OL, 6-3, 270, Franklin County: How about some “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate?” Bryan committed early to Georgia Tech, despite the fact that his father played football for UGA and his brother played for the Bulldogs’ baseball team. Bryan has a 4.0 and projects to play guard or tackle.
- Christian Campbell, QB, 6-1, 195, Ponchatoula, La.: Campbell was being scouted by some SEC schools at WR and DB but prefers to play QB. His high school coach called him, “one of the best option quarterbacks I’ve ever been around.”
- Tyler Cooksey, ILB, 6-3, 230, Greater Atlanta Christian: He decided to follow in his father’s footsteps to play football for Georgia Tech. Tom Cooksey played football at Georgia Tech from 1976 to 1980.
- Nathan Cottrell, RB, 5-10, 185, Knoxville (Tenn.) West Knox: The speedster earned an offer at Georgia Tech’s camp after running the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds and committed the next day. He may turn out to be the fastest player that Paul Johnson has coached at Georgia Tech.
- Meiko Dotson, DB, 5-10, 185, Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland: He picked Georgia Tech over offers from Middle Tennessee State, Iowa State, Indiana, South Florida and Bowling Green.
- AJ Gray, DB, 6-1, 190, Washington County: It was a big recruiting win for Georgia Tech over North Carolina because Gray’s older sister plays basketball for the Tar Heels.
- Brentavious Glanton, DT, 6-2, 255, Monroe: Picked Georgia Tech over Tennessee, Cal and N.C. State.
- Kyle Henderson, DT, 6-2, 280, Tampa (Fla.) Plant: Georgia Tech landed a player out of the same Florida High School that sent Aaron Murray and Orson Charles to UGA.
- Harland Howell, WR, 6-3, 200, Wheeler: The hometown talent committed to Georgia Tech over Boston College, Memphis and Marshall. Howell, who has a 3.8 GPA, plans to enroll early at Georgia Tech in January.
- Omarhi Jarrett, RB, 5-9 174, New Manchester: Jarrett committed to Georgia Tech less than 24 hours after getting an offer, picking the Yellow Jackets over Northern Illinois, Middle Tennessee State and Southern Miss.
- Mikell Lands-Davis, RB, 5-11, 205, Alexander: He committed Georgia Tech over UNC, N.C. State and Clemson. He will play B-Back at Georgia Tech. Said Lands-Davis: “They told me right away that I could start, if I go in there and earn it … They said how they use B-Back depends a lot on the tools of the players there. They said after Anthony Allen, they haven’t really had the talent there to do things that they want to do at B-Back.”
- TaQuon Marshall, ATH, 5-10, 165, Harris County: Picked Georgia Tech over Wake Forest and Duke. He’s projected to play A-Back.
- Brant Mitchell, LB, 6-2, 240, Knoxville (Tenn.) Webb: Big recruiting win for Georgia Tech, beating Tennessee out for a player in its own backyard. Mitchell also considered Stanford.
- Brad Morgan, OL, 6-4, 275, Etowah: Twins were told they’d get a Georgia Tech offer if they’d accept it on the spot. They were a “package deal” all along, picking the Yellow Jackets over Marshall and Minnesota.
- Scott Morgan, OL, 6-4, 275, Etowah: Twins were told they’d get a Georgia Tech offer if they’d accept it on the spot. They were a “package deal” all along, picking the Yellow Jackets over Marshall and Minnesota.
- Christian Philpott, WR, 6-3, 200, Tallahassee (Fla.) North Florida Christian: Georgia Tech beat out some fierce competition for the 3-star, including Penn State, UCF and Louisville.
- Jaylend Ratliffe, QB, 6-1, 195, Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland County: He committed to Georgia Tech over North Carolina but fractured his skill in an ATV accident over the summer. His football future is unclear.
- Trent Sellers, DE, 6-3, 230, Sandy Creek: He is raw and undeveloped but has good potential. His father played football at Auburn.
- Brandon Singleton, WR, 6-0, 170, Boutte (La.) Hahnville: He committed to Georgia Tech over Grambling and Louisiana-Monroe but was attracting bigger schools after his performances at summer camps. He had a offer from LSU in track.
- Quaide Weimerskirch, RB, 6-0, 200, Milton (Fla.) Pace: He committed to Louisiana-Lafayette the summer before his senior year but continued to flirt with Georgia Tech. When the Yellow Jackets finally offered in mid-October, Weimerskirch quickly flipped. He’s a North-South runner who will play B-Back.
- Dante Wigley, DB, 6-1, 183, Carrollton: Wigley might’ve had the greatest unofficial visit in Georgia Tech history. He happened to visit the campus on a random day in July, catching NFL stars Calvin Johnson, Matt Stafford and Demaryius Thomas in a private workout at Georgia Tech’s indoor facility.
TOP TECH TARGETS FOR 2015
- Dorian Walker, DB-RB, 6-0, 180, Mt. Paran Christian (undecided): Breakout senior season, leading team to state championship game. Could get Georgia Tech offer if Yellow Jackets miss out on other targets.
- Irvin Charles, WR, 6-4, 205, Haddonfield, N.J. (committed to Penn State)
- Nekyle Lundie, WR, 6-0, 190, Tucker (committed to Nebraska)
- Riley Gessner, TE, 6-4, 240, Dunwoody (committed to Furman)
- Nick Polino, OL, 6-4, 270, Buford (committed to UNC)
- Christian Irving, OLB, 5-11, 190, Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage (undecided)
- Arrington Farrar, S, 6-2, 195, Woodward Academy (committed to Stanford)
TECH DE-COMMITS FROM 2015 CLASS
TECH FLIPS FOR 2015 CLASS
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