Number of commits: 22
Expected class size: 23-26
Star recruit: A.J. Gray, Washington County High’s quarterback, was named The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s all-classification player of the year. He’ll play defensive back in college.
News of the week:Four players who committed to enrolled early this week: defensive tackle Kyle Henderson of Tampa’s Plant High, wide receiver Harland Howell from Wheeler High, running back Quaide Weimerskirch of Pace High in Milton, Fla., and Will Bryan, an offensive lineman of Franklin County High. They will be joined by UGA transfer J.J. Green.
What to feel good about: Tech is one of the few major college programs in the country that hasn’t had a recruit in this year’s class switch his commitment to another school. It has been unusually quiet and drama-free so far. That probably is a direct result of the team’s strong finish, which included wins over Clemson, Georgia and Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl.
What to worry about: Wide receiver Brandon Singleton of Boutte, La., remains committed, but he recently received an offer from Minnesota. UGA also inquired about him. Singleton appears to be solid with Tech, and he’ll take his official visit next week.
Quote of the week: “My parents really like Georgia Tech. They want me to go where I want to go, but they love the fact that it’s only 30 minutes down the road.” — Anree Saint-Amour, defensive end at North Gwinnett. He has Tech among his five finalists and will announce later this month following a visit to Stanford.
Next: Tech would like to sign another linebacker. But can they find someone they like enough in time for signing day? The Yellow Jackets are scanning the Southeast.