Georgia Tech loses 1st football commit from 2015 class

With two weeks left before signing day, Georgia Tech finally lost its first commitment for 2015.

Brandon Singleton, a 3-star wide receiver from Louisiana, de-committed from Georgia Tech after initially pledging to the Yellow Jackets last summer.

This idea makes too much sense -- which is why it will never be an NCAA rule (AP)

Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson (AP)

Before Singleton’s departure, Georgia Tech was only one of a handful of major colleges that had yet to have a commit switch to another school in this year’s class. It’s almost unheard of in modern recruiting. For example, UGA has had five de-commitments for 2015 (but also flipped five kids from other schools). Georgia Tech has flipped one so far, safety David Curry from UVA.

Singleton broke things off with Georgia Tech because he’s taking an official visit to Cal this weekend. He also has a scholarship offer from Minnesota, while UGA and Miami have also expressed recent interest.

“It was a tough decision for me to make because Georgia Tech has been really good to me, but things have been happening so fast that I needed to take a step back to look at everything again … so I’m trying to have a clear mind so I can make the best decision for my future,” Singleton told Nola.com’s James Smith.

Even though Singleton de-committed from Georgia Tech, he still claims he’s considering the Yellow Jackets. In past years, coach Paul Johnson has had a strict policy of withdrawing scholarship offers to commits who visit other colleges without clearance from him.

“I’m looking forward to my trip to Cal this weekend, as I do all the trips I take,” Singleton told the website. “I can take this trip with an open mind now, which was kind of the purpose of decommitting from Georgia Tech. It’s hard to really look at other schools fairly when you’re committed somewhere else. I’ll lean on my family and God right now and I hope they can lead me in the right direction for me.

“It may be Georgia Tech, it may be a school I haven’t visited, yet. The Georgia Tech coaches have been wonderful to me and my family, so they’re definitely still in it. I’m going to weigh all my options fairly, then do what’s best for me.”

Singleton’s de-commitment could open a spot at Georgia Tech for Brad Stewart, who may be the state’s most overlooked prospect. Stewart, the wide receiver from Savannah’s Benedictine Military School, got an in-home visit on Monday from the Yellow Jackets coaches, including Johnson. Stewart said he was given a “grayshirt” offer, with the promise of being able to join Georgia Tech’s 2015 recruiting class if a spot opened before next January.

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Could this open up a spot at Georgia Tech for Brad Stewart? (AJC)

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