DB commits to Georgia Tech, now at No. 19 in Rivals rankings

Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson is working on his best recruiting class since he was hired by the ACC school in 2007.

The Yellow Jackets bumped up to No. 19 in the Rivals ranking after landing a commitment from Meiko Dotson, a cornerback from Daytona Beach, Fla.

Meiko Dotson (247sports)

Meiko Dotson (247sports)

“I picked Georgia Tech because the coaches are really welcoming,” Dotson told the AJC. “The previous times I’ve been up there, both of my parents and my siblings loved it.”

The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder said he picked Georgia Tech over offers from Middle Tennessee State, Iowa State, Indiana, South Florida and Bowling Green.

One thing that helped out Georgia Tech was that Dotson’s older sister attends Clark Atlanta. “That influenced my decision a little bit,” he said. “She’ll be up there, and looking out for me.

Georgia Tech has 20 commitments and is rated No. 19 overall in the Rivals rankings, only behind Clemson, Florida State and Miami from the ACC. Dotson is rated as a 3-star by Rivals, but not rated in the 247sports composite rankings (which combines the four major recruiting services). The Yellow Jackets have the nation’s No. 34 overall class, per the 247sports composite rankings.

Dotson is pumped about Georgia Tech’s 5-0 start. “I love it,” he said. “That’s a plus being undefeated. I love everything else about them. Just seeing them winning, and knowing what type of family they are with the players and coaches, it just makes it more exciting to go there.”

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