Georgia Tech makes late addition to 2014 football class

Georgia Tech made a late addition to its 2014 football recruiting class.

Safety Shaun Kagawa, who signed with SMU last February but was later released, has committed to Georgia Tech, according to multiple reports.

The 5-foot-11, 188-pound is from Hawaii’s Big Island and spent part of this season at Army’s prep school before leaving “because it wasn’t for me.”

Kagawa said on Twitter that “Georgia Tech is really feeling like a perfect fit.”

Kagawa has already signed all of his papers to be admitted to Georgia Tech and said that he will be used as the third safety in the nickel package.

“As I get more playing time, I could see some action as a strong or free safety,” Kagawa told’s Dale McDuffie.

Georgia Tech has 21 signees and one commit for its 2014 class.

Kagawa won’t officially be counted officially as a Georgia Tech signee until he attends his first day of classes at the ACC school on June 17. NCAA rules prevent a student-athlete from signing two letters of intent in the same year.