Posted: 3:57 pm Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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

By Michael Carvell

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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107 comments
TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

WOW...."ROCKETS to #17" (funny, get it)....all on the strength of yet another 3 star....could it be that the GnaTs ranking is solely based on the number of scholarships available this year?  Oh no, that can't be it...that would undermine the great Techie story line of...."Best Class in Coach Johnson's Career"....LMAO!

96JB
96JB

This is good for Tech. They need some good news. Class looking pretty good. Now you have our worries.....Keep the poachers at bay. Go Dawgs.

charlestonian77
charlestonian77

" The 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive lineman is expected to have a big season for the Tornadoes. He recorded 65 tackles and eight sacks in 2013. He has been timed at 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash."

ACC speed baby!

wreckmaniac
wreckmaniac

UGA shows us every year that the player rankings by the ranking services does NOT equate to their on-field performance.  High rankings just make the fans feel good. 

wreckmaniac
wreckmaniac

As a huge Tech fan,  I don't care where they are ranked among the ratings services because there is no reason to respect the ability of these services.  Dosen't matter if Tech is #1 or 17 or 41 or 201. All that matters is how they perform on the field.

BobLeeSwagger
BobLeeSwagger

SUPERSIZE.............Stop......STOP.......STOP

you will NEVER win with that POS............WnE

Your energy is better spent doing your church work and world travels.

Getting_Older
Getting_Older

Scout still lists Tech at 41.  Quite a big difference between 17 and 41.  Unfortunately, with no 4 or 5 star recruits, I think the 41 may be more accurate.

EmoryEagles
EmoryEagles

Georgia Tech is building itself a nice recruiting class.  Keep it up!

hpt84
hpt84

Yes! Championship are won in the trenches.

DS_CE91
DS_CE91

Welcome to the Flats, Brentavious!

Study hard, work hard, and you will have every chance to be successful no matter the direction your future holds.  Looking forward to seeing you on Saturdays in the House of Dodd...

GO JACKETS!!!

RambleOn84
RambleOn84

I really wish people would just ignore that certain attention-seeking person.  I understand the urge to address and correct someone when they constantly slander our coaches, players, and athletic department personnel, but if you haven't noticed, the person doesn't care about what is true.


It only lives to be negative towards our program and makes no effort to understand or give any concessions to differing opinions, so your arguments are quite pointless.


At least if people would stop responding to it, those of us who wish to discuss Tech football would only be subjected to the idiotic posts from it, and not your rebuttals as well.



Peachs
Peachs

Ted Roof is building a defense, we have always had a ball controlling offense, ready made for a good defense. I just wonder if CPJ can still crank it, we'll see. 

BobLeeSwagger
BobLeeSwagger

 All that time and energy wasted arguing with WnE....WHY?

The guy is an idiot and he works hard everyday proving it. 

Guys why do you even respond to WnE?

GGee
GGee

Once again... speaking out of your butt. The recruiting services make money off of ranking teams with large fanbases higher than others. Thats it. Plus when you have more than half the SEC treating college football like the NFL and forcing kids out every year... Their classes signed are around 30 or more kids a year, every year. Thus is turn giving.them another high rating. Once you realize this... you may make a coherent statement.

FireSomebody
FireSomebody

@wreckmaniac UGA's head-to-head recruiting classes and on-field performances versus Georgia Tech correlate perfectly.

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@BobLeeSwagger Yes POAD....you should know all about POS TROLLS....my my my how the obsessed little GnaTs can stomach their own hypocrisy....what a sad little half man you are.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@BobLeeSwagger 

I KNOW I KNOW !!!!

So how do you know about my other interests?  I don't recognize your blog name here as one for which I have an email address.  Do we know each other, or have you changed from an earlier blog name?

GTBob
GTBob

@Getting_Older Even if it ended up being 41 it would be one of our best recruiting classes in the last 20 years.

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@hpt84 THat's pretty funny coming from a bunch that hasnt won a championship in decades

DS_CE91
DS_CE91

No idea where the bold came from ....

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@RambleOn84 You should visit the UGA pages to see how many of your fine upstanding Techies fill our pages with mindless hatred.  You want people to stop coming over here?  Try a bit of reciprocity and stop the stupidity from GTBob Bubba Poag Bickle BobLeeSwagger gtcaryd etc etc.  Quintuple cosign that....and perhaps there could be some co-existence

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@RambleOn84 

I know we should ignore him, but when he takes on the name of a REAL Tech fan, fellow blogger, and personal friend, then I cannot just sit idly by and watch him spout his lies, distortions, and usual drivel without calling him out on it.  Unlike the various Tech message boards, all of which have banned him, the AJC either does not have the know-how or the will to get rid of him once and for all.

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@Peachs Oh yes, Roof has succeeded so well at all the other programs that booted him...including Awbarn only days after they won the National Title in SPITE of his cellar dwelling defense.  Keep on dreaming...Roof is The Man!

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@BobLeeSwagger You have no room to talk about others POAD...you are just a sad obsessed little TROLL that spends all day every day fixated on the object of your envy...constantly posting TROLL trash on the pages of the superior UGA program you so envy.

BobLeeSwagger
BobLeeSwagger

@SupersizeThatOrder-mutt I'm the SNIPER. I really need to visit 1 4GT bad but Dad has many Dr. visits. See you in a few weeks. I hope Dad is good to go to the first game. I'm selling him on going to Tulane if he is up to it.

GGee
GGee

1980<1990... Dont slam GT, when in turn y,ou are slamming yourself.

JacketMan
JacketMan

The School of Applied Physiology offers a multidisciplinary Certificate in Applied Physiology. It is designed for students – particularly those majoring in the sciences or engineering – who wish to broaden or supplement their educational experiences and career opportunities in areas related to human biology, medicine and health. The certificate program is based on courses in human anatomy & physiology and human movement sciences.

http://www.ap.gatech.edu/academic/

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@Augusta Jacket @RambleOn84 

I answered your questions for you last night.  Tech does not offer any minors in anything, nor do they offer majors in what the kid said.  That doesn't mean that anyone lied to him; it simply means that the kid used terms that he thought were correct but are really only correct in concept, not in fact.  Like GTBob said, this information is readily available to anyone online and in many other places.  Why would anyone lie about something that can be verified. You just, as always, try to make something out of nothing.  Get a life !!!

GTBob
GTBob

@Augusta Jacket If you think that GT lied to the kid about our program offerings which are all publicly verifiable on the internet then you are a bigger moron than I thought.

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@BobLeeSwagger Wow...hope daddy is up for such a HUGE matchup....Tulane....guess you're trying to get the old man to a game the GnaTs might have a prayer of winning!

JacketMan
JacketMan

Read the post: "those MAJORING in the sciences or engineering" who "WISH to BROADEN OR SUPPLEMENT THEIR EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES AND CARREER OPPORTINITIES".

The School of Applied Physiology offers undergraduate research credits for students who regularly participate in research activity at one of the research labs. Research experience in a lab would help understand the nature of research in the graduate program and also improve the career opportunities.

The School of AP offered Brentavious exactly what he was looking for as far as being the springboard for his professional future after football. This teenage player, from Monroe High School, in Albany, GA, was intelligent enough to realize this. This begs the question, why is it YOU AREN'T?

GTBob
GTBob

@Augusta Jacket Is it really that far fetched to think he may not have meant that Exercise Physiology is the name of the major but the approach he is taking within his program of study? We are talking about an interview with a 17 year old here.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@Augusta Jacket @JacketMan 

Your question has been answered in a manner completely sufficient for any sane mind.  And yet you continue to drone on and on about nothing, totally ignoring, or denying, the answer provided you.  If you don't like the answer, fine.  Go find some PROOF that anyone lied to the kid or STFU!!!

GTBob
GTBob

@Augusta Jacket I don't know what the kid actually plans to major in or what program areas he may specialize in. What I know is that him and his parents have spoken to the staff at GT and academic advisors at GT and they feel GT is a good fit for their academic plans. Im not even sure that GT could legally lie to him about the programs they offer.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@Augusta Jacket

Now a question for you:

First you said you were in the UK and that this was the first time you have posted on the blogs. Then later you said you were in Augusta Maine, and that's why you chose the name you use. Then last night you said you would be at all the games except the Wofford game, a little hard to do if you are from either of those places. So which is it? UK? Maine? the local area? Just as was the case in all your other incarnations on these blogs, you dig your own holes and think nobody notices the lies, distortions, fallacies, exaggerations, and hypocrisy.  So my question for you is WHERE ARE YOU?

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@Augusta Jacket @SupersizeThatOrder-mutt 

When I entered Tech, I told everyone I was going to major in such and such, and minor in such and such.  I had the major right, but, in fact, there were not (and still are not) any minors offered.  Nobody lied to me telling me that there were; I just assumed that because other schools offered minors.  Unless you have some unique ability to read people's minds, you have absolutely no idea what this kid knows, thinks, or assumes.  And you have even less of an idea what anyone at Tech told him.  But, OBVIOUSLY, FACTS mean nothing to you.  You live in a world of ASSUMPTIONS, and if you can come up with an ASSUMPTION that makes Tech look bad, then you apparently feel like you are justified in saying whatever the hell you want to say.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@Augusta Jacket 

You also said you were from Northampton, UK.  You say a lot of things, virtually none of which have any truth in them at all.  You are a liar, a hypocrite, a stalker of teenage boys, a racist, a misogynist, a sociopath, and a LOSER