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In which Tim Byerly bids The Flats a classy farewell.

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Georgia Tech quarterback Tim Byerly, who was denied a medical hardship waiver and sixth season of eligibility earlier this week after tearing his ACL early this season in practice, left The Flats with a very kind letter published through the Georgia Tech Athletics website. Byerly, a transfer from Middle Tennessee State a few years back, has had as large an impact on the team as any other player despite never starting a game. His leadership ability and high character -- both of which are clearly evidenced in his farewell letter -- made him an integral part of Georgia Tech's successful run. Everyone surrounding the Georgia Tech program and all of the fans are certainly grateful for what he brought to the team over these past few years. His contributions, though often not apparent in the form of stats, were profound. Good luck, Tim!

Georgia Tech and head coach Paul Johnson picked up commit number ten of the season a couple of days back when South Forsyth wide receiver Jalen Camp announced his intentions to play on The Flats. Camp, a former commit of the Liberty Flames, is a two-star recruit who also boasts an offer from Illinois State along with some heavy interests from schools such as Yale and Western Kentucky. He joins fellow wide receiver commit Steve Dolphus as the second wideout commit of the 2016 class for Tech.

Dabo Swinney's Clemson Tigers are already 13-0 on the season with a playoff game coming up, but the accolades don't stop there for the ACC Champions -- the Tigers swept the ACC's Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year Awards. The OPOTY was Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, who proved a number of downers -- myself included -- wrong with a phenomenal 2015. The DPOTY was defensive end Shaq Lawson, who put together a monster season for Clemson's relatively young defense. Swinney, of course, is your 2015 Coach of the Year, taking over for last year's winner Paul Johnson.

Do you enjoy watching 6-foot-6, 300-pound eighth graders run over competition in football games? If so, then you'll likely appreciate the highlight film of Josh Braun, the brother of former Yellow Jacket lineman Trey Braun and current Tech commit Parker Braun. I honestly though that there were rules in place to prevent this type of carnage, but apparently those rules don't apply in Texas.

Are you getting more comfortable with the direction of the 2016 recruiting class?