Florida lineman is commit No. 5 for Georgia Tech (UPDATED)

Georgia Tech picked up commitment No. 5 for 2016 on Tuesday.

Trysten Hill, an offensive lineman from Live Oak, Fla., actually committed to Tech on Monday, but he waited an extra day to go public with the news.

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Trysten Hill (far right) of Florida (Special)

“It’s ACC football, and they win football games,” Hill told the AJC. “It’s close to home, and I could come back and see my brothers. Georgia Tech was just the best fit for me.”

The 6-foot-2, 308-pounder picked Tech over 11 offers, mostly smaller FBS schools.

“(Tech) told me that if I’d commit, then that they would offer,” Hill said.

“I waited a little bit. I went to a Florida camp. They wanted to wait around. Kentucky wanted to offer me, but I had to go up there first. I didn’t make that trip because I didn’t feel like that was the place for me to be because they don’t win a lot of football games.

“I could’ve explored the process more with Florida, Kentucky and other schools. But I didn’t feel like all of that was necessary. I talked it over with my family, and I decided that I was ready to commit. I was ready to be part of the Georgia Tech family.”

Hill is Tech’s first commit on the offensive line for 2016, and he’s expected to enroll early in college this January.


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