Georgia Tech picks up 2nd commit for 2016 (UPDATED)

Jakob Brashear (Elite Junior Classic)

Jakob Brashear (Elite Junior Classic)

Georgia Tech picked up its second commitment for 2016 on late Thursday night.

Jakob Brashear, an outside linebacker from Dacula High School, announced on Twitter that he had picked Georgia Tech.

“I love everything about it,” Brashear told the AJC. “Great school, great coaches, great program and a nice campus as well.

“There was no other school that was going to pull me away so there was no point in holding out.”

The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder also claimed early scholarship offers from Air Force, Illinois State, and Elon. Brashear also had coaches from Duke, Syracuse and Georgia Southern stop by Dacula to check on him.

“I real excited for Jakob and Georgia Tech,” Dacula coach Tommy Jones said. Jakob is an outstanding young man. He plays the game the right way. He plays with tremendous effort. He is fundamentally sound. You’ve got a guy with a lot of length and range. He can also really run.”

Brashear has yet to be rated as a recruit by Rivals or 247sports. This past season at Dacula, he ran for a team-high eight touchdowns, while adding 535 yards on 82 yards. On defense, he posted 74 tackles, including six sacks and six tackles for losses.

“I think Georgia Tech likes his ability to play in space as a defensive player,” Jones said. “He’s the kind of kid that can play on the edge, but he’s also played inside before. So he can play on the edge or in the box, and he can really run. One of the things they highlighted was his ability to finish off tackles.

“He’s also had a great offensive career for us. If necessary, he could fit in the fold with what their B-Back does on offense as well. He is being recruited as a defensive player, but you never quite know about anybody until they get on campus.”

Georgia Tech’s first commit for 2016 was Xavier Gantt, a running back from Buford High School.

“What Jakob brings the table are the intangibles,” Jones said. “He makes a great effort, he is going to love his teammates, and he’s going to show up and practice and play hard every day.”

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