Several media reports, including one by the AJC, stating that Georgia Tech had picked up a commitment on Sunday were premature.
As it turns out, the Yellow Jackets will have to wait a little bit longer for commit No. 5 for 2016.
Tucker High School’s Garrett Rigby did indeed earn a football scholarship offer from Tech at camp on Sunday. However, the 3-star safety has yet to make his college decision, his father told the AJC on late Sunday night.
“He is extremely thrilled with the offer because Tech has always been a top school in his mind — so he’s extremely thrilled,” Anthony Rigby told the AJC. “And he’s not saying that he won’t maybe commit one day.
“But he didn’t feel good with (the media reports) because he hasn’t had the chance to visit the other schools, and he is committed to doing that.
“I’d say he’s extremely impressed and excited about the Georgia Tech offer. But he has yet to make a decision yet.”
Those other schools that Rigby has already lined up trips to see later this summer include three from the Ivy League – Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Rigby has a 3.6 overall GPA in college prep classes. He plays quarterback at Tucker, but projects to play defensive back at Tech.
Rigby has 22 early scholarship offers, including North Carolina, Iowa, Iowa State and Illinois.
“He can do a lot of things on the football field,” Tucker coach Bryan Lamar said. “He has great hands, and great ball skills. He’s extremely intelligent, and he’s just a great kid to have in our program.”