Georgia Tech rockets to No. 17 in Rivals rankings after DT’s pledge

Paul Johnson is poised to have his best recruiting class since being hired as Georgia Tech’s football coach in 2007.

The Yellow Jackets rocketed up to No. 17 overall in the Rivals rankings after Tuesday’s commitment of Brentavious Glanton.

DT Brentavious Glanton (247sports)

DT Brentavious Glanton (247sports)

The defensive tackle from Albany’s Monroe High School said he picked Georgia Tech over Tennessee, Cal and N.C. State.

“It was Georgia Tech because they have great academics,” Glanton told the AJC. “I had a great relationship with the coaches, and I’ll be able to have a good impact as a freshman on the defensive side of the ball.”

The 6-foot-2, 255-pound Glanton was attracted to Georgia Tech because it offers both his major (Exercise Physiology) and minor (Sports Management). He was ready to get the recruiting process over with.

“Now I can focus on my academics and leading my high school team this year,” he said.

Glanton has yet to be rated as a prospect in the 247sports composite rankings. He’s listed as a 3-star by Rivals.

Georgia Tech now has 19 commitments for 2015. The Yellow Jackets have risen to No. 17 spot in Rivals after finishing with the No. 47 class last year.

The No. 17 spot is the highest spot out of any recruiting service that Johnson has held at Georgia Tech since being hired.

In the 247sports composite rankings (which combine Rivals, ESPN, Scout and 247sports), Georgia Tech has moved up to No. 30 overall in the team rankings.


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— By Michael Carvell, AJC’s Recruiting Blog

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