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On Father’s Day, Georgia Tech legacy commits to father’s school (UPDATED)

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Tyler Cooksey tweeted out this pic with his parents

Tyler Cooksey tweeted out this pic with his parents

On Father’s Day, Tyler Cooksey decided to follow in his father’s footsteps to play football for Georgia Tech.

The 3-star linebacker from Greater Atlanta Christian committed to Georgia Tech on Sunday, picking the Yellow Jackets among 20 offers, including his three other finalists of UNC, Duke and Stanford.

Cooksey’s father, Tom Cooksey, played nose guard at Georgia Tech from 1976-79, and earned a degree in Industrial Management.

“My dad played at Georgia Tech, and that’s one of the main reasons that I’ve been attracted to Georgia Tech from the beginning,” Tyler told the AJC. “At first, I was really into Tech. Then as I got a little further into the recruiting process, I got away from Tech. All of sudden in the past couple of weeks, I’ve come back and realized that it’s my home and that I want to play here. My family can watch me because it’s so easy to get down to Tech compared to the other schools.”

The younger Cooksey is Georgia Tech’s ninth commitment for 2015, and projects to play inside linebacker for the Yellow Jackets.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder is rated as the state’s No. 66 overall prospect via 247sports.com composite rankings.

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– By Michael Carvell, AJC’s Recruiting Blog

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