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Technical Tidbits 6/11

In which the Tech pitching staff takes a painful blow.

Streeter Lecka

Three Georgia Tech underclassmen have decided to sign with MLB teams following the draft-- all pitchers and each an integral part of the 2013 ACC Championship team. Lefty reliever Sam Clay and starters Matt Grimes and Josh Heddinger will all forgo their final seasons of eligibility to start their professional careers early-- Clay with the Twins, Heddinger with the Tigers (he'll join Buck Farmer in their system), and Grimes with the Orioles. Daniel Spingola is still in the process of making his decision. The Jackets will likely miss Sam Clay most of all next season (he was in line to be the team closer), but I personally am saddest to see Matt Grimes go. His ceiling is ridiculously high with his stuff and velocity, and I was hoping for a breakout season come 2014.

This next tidbit is not a true article, but a video and string of tweets. The video, an interview with Georgia Tech commit Nathan Cottrell, can be found by following this link. Now for the tweets, which I have a slight problem with...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;My mind is still open to other schools and I would like to go to other schools and visit campuses and see which ones I like the best..</p>&mdash; GTSwarm (@GTRecruiting) <a href="">June 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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That quote is also from Cottrell. It seems to me like Paul Johnson released a recruit a while back for visiting other schools after committing to Tech, so I'm not so sure about that whole visiting other schools deal. On the the next tweet.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;My decision probably won&#39;t be completely set in stone until a few months down the road&quot; - Nathan Cottrell on the radio today.</p>&mdash; GTSwarm (@GTRecruiting) <a href="">June 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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That bothers me a little bit. He has committed to Tech and that should mean that he is, for lack of a better word, committed to Tech. If your decision isn't set in stone, why commit? We've already begun talking about a potential impact he may have, but apparently he isn't sure he wants to come here? I don't get it. Moving on...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A update Nathan Cottrell just sent me &quot;Just FYI my favorite school right now is still GT&quot;</p>&mdash; GTSwarm (@GTRecruiting) <a href="">June 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I should hope Tech is your favorite school considering you are committed to attending here. These type of comments honestly just terrify me because we've seen the impact of transfers this season, and in my eyes a recruit why switches commitments is the same thing.

Former Georgia Tech star Mark Price is set to interview for the vacant head coaching job with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who let go of two-time head coach Mike Brown for the second time this offseason. Price is revered in Cleveland for the success he brought to the Cavaliers during his playing days, and the Cavs are searching for someone who can develop all of their young talent-- a job that seems perfect for a guy like Mark Price. If he were to be hired, Price would join former Yellow Jacket Jarrett Jack on the Cleveland roster.

Shelby Osborne is set to become the first female to ever hold a non-placekicking role in college football following her decision to play defensive back at Campbellsville University in Kentucky. Osborne, from Jefferson High School in Indiana, is not the first (or last) female to play college football-- eight others have held placekicking duties for college teams in the past. She will study physical training during her time at CU.

Daily Debate: Should a recruit be able to switch choices after committing to a school? Why or why not?

Takes notes, recruits of the world. This is the attitude you should have with the school you commit to. We're very excited to have Christian Philpott, and he is obviously very happy to be here according to the tweet below.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I don&#39;t care what y&#39;all say I&#39;m gonna do me at Georgia Tech and still be a great wide receiver</p>&mdash; Christian Philpott (@Philpott24) <a href="">June 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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