Posted: 6:40 pm Friday, July 25th, 2014

Twins commit to Georgia Tech (UPDATED) 

By Michael Carvell

OL Scott Morgan (left) and Brad Morgan with younger brother Matthew Morgan, 14 (Special)

OL Scott Morgan (left) and Brad Morgan with younger brother Matthew Morgan, 14 (Special)

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson made a pair of twins an offer they couldn’t refuse this week.

Johnson called the parents of Etowah High School offensive linemen Scott and Brad Morgan with a deal: He’d officially give the boys each the offer they’d be waiting on from the Yellow Jackets if they were ready to commit.

Brad was ready to pledge on the spot, while Scott wanted a couple of days to mull things over. By Friday evening, the twins had reached a mutual agreement: They called Johnson, got the official offer, and officially accepted.

“Georgia Tech was the dream offer, the offer we had been waiting on” Brad told the AJC. “We had been talking to Georgia Tech since the spring, and we went to their camp, and we didn’t get an offer after camp because Coach Johnson said they had to work with the numbers.

“But months later, we got the offers for Georgia Tech. We’re happy about it, and we’re fully committed to Georgia Tech right now.”

Scott and Brad are both around 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds. They are projected to play offensive guard or tackle at Georgia Tech.

The twins always planned to play together in college, so they only considered colleges that offered both of them. Brad said they picked Georgia Tech over double offers from Minnesota and Marshall.

“Coach Johnson said he would give us an official offer from Georgia Tech if … we were all-in and ready to commit,” Brad said. “And then Scotty was a little hesitant at first because he wanted to look at Vanderbilt. He liked Vanderbilt but they were slow-playing him about a scholarship.

“So Scott made the decision that he wanted to go to Tech. He wasn’t going to wait any longer. That’s how it all happened.”

The twins also had generated serious interest from Virginia Tech, Louisville and Penn State. But again, it was a package deal or no deal.

“We talked about that a lot,” Brad said. “And we decided that it would be much easier for us to play together rather than apart because our family would be split every weekend. It would be a problem for them to see both of us play. That would be tough for our parents, and my little brother. I thought Georgia Tech was the right decision for us.”

The twins, which have both yet to be ranked, are commits No. 15 and 16 for Georgia Tech’s 2015 football recruiting class.

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38 comments
FreddieBlassie
FreddieBlassie

With the Austin twins next year, there will be two sets of twins on Tech's team in 2015. With the 2015 schedule GT will need everyone ready to play. It's brutal.

Peachs
Peachs

Easy trip for parents and friends, great education, a team always one step away from being really good no brainer!

DIT
DIT

Good pick for y'all.seem a couple of outstanding young men.

Delbert_D
Delbert_D

Consider the possibility of *all three of them* on the same offensive line in 5 years.

drydirtroad
drydirtroad

I'm 62 years old and have been in a Tech family all my life and I don't recall twins ever playing for Tech, so this is a first. These twins should play together, such as at guard and tackle. Have them pass block together. Just don't separate them. Don't play one and then have him take a breather on the bench and the other one come in for him. They want to start together.

Gr8_2B_aFuzzyB
Gr8_2B_aFuzzyB

Nice article MC. I like the part about CPJ needing to check the numbers. Sounds like recent events may have been a player. Either way, these guys bring some beef to the OL. Welcome to the Flats fellas!

Iluvnutella
Iluvnutella

Nice....reminds me of the Luckie triplets scenario out of Clarkston who signed with Ga years ago......Good get imho!

McBuzz
McBuzz

Great! We need linemen, esp DL.  Plus they are from Metro Atl (we have to do a better job of recruiting Gwinn, Cobb, Dekalb, Cherokee, Clayton, Fayette, Fulton, etc. counties.).

BigTimeJacketFan
BigTimeJacketFan

We need to find some 320 pound defensive tackles (I do not care if they are "one stars") and get commitments.  Go Jackets!

GTBee
GTBee

We're committed to GT right now? And then 6 months from now? GT, Minnesota, Marshall. OMG. How fall sports at GT has fallen.

OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

Brandon Singleton WR out of LA is being reported to have also committed to Tech tonight. 6' 170 lbs, 4.46/40. Not a big offer guy but I really like what I see in video.


Welcome to the Flats Brandon!

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

Seriously, what is their food bill a week? It's one thing to have twins; it's another to have twin offensive linemen.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

good luck on the Flats...go dogs

GTLee
GTLee

5150 answer your phone

keendaddy
keendaddy

Congrats to Tech and the Morgan boys!

GTLee
GTLee

Looks like the 2015 class is filling up fast....anyone know what the max is for 2015 class?

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

"The twins always planned to play together in college, and only considered schools that offered both of them, picking the Yellow Jackets over Minnesota and Marshall."

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Scott had an impressive list of offers as a DT, including Louisville, Iowa State Minnesota and Purdue.  He should be an asset on the DL.

Delbert_D
Delbert_D

Now let's find some triplets!

OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

-) Beat you to this one MC 


Welcome to the Flats Brad and Scott, looking forward to see y'all play your senior year!

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

Finally, some good news this week.  Welcome to the family, guys.  I hope you both excel both on the field and in the classroom.......GO JACKETS !!!

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@GTBee What is it with trolls and reading comprehension?  Read Scott's offer list.  Louisville, Iowa State Minnesota and Purdue were among the many offers he had.  We were just one of the few that offered both.  


#keeptrolling

REDCAP
REDCAP

@GeorgeStein I was about to say! Poor parents. Good luck to the both of them! They're going to have a fine education any parent would be more than proud of. Go Dawgs! 

GTBee
GTBee

No but I know the mix for GT football . . . Doom and Gloom.

JacketMan
JacketMan

Actually, the Jackets have recently experenced a bit of "attrician" with their roster, so they now have the ability to sign a few more players than previously reported. ;-)

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

@SupersizeThatOrder-mutt  Getting 3 commits in 1 day is not helping you make friends around here, believe me.  You have already gotten way to many linemen in the past couple years.  If you have extra schollies, give them out to kickers, long snappers and punters.  This is your last warning.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@JacketMan "Actually, the Jackets have recently experenced a bit of "attrician" with their roster, so they now have the ability to sign a few more players than previously reported. ;-)"

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*attrition


There are 17 seniors.  We are starting the season with 77 players.  That's 25.  There may be a couple more spots that open up at the end of next season.  (They always do)  Right now, however, we are looking at signing 24-25.


Also, I would expect quite a few freshman to get playing time this year so CPJ can balance out the classes.  As of right now, the 2013 class of R-Fr has only about 8-9 players in it.  I would expect to see 7-9 true freshmen playing this year to balance out the future numbers.

GTLee
GTLee

Exactly...so how many are we now expected to sign?