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Technical Tidbits 12/28

In which Paul Johnson picks up commitment number 12 of the cycle.

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Georgia Tech and head coach Paul Johnson received great news over the holiday weekend with commitment number 12 for the cycle, Northview athlete Jair Anderson. Anderson, a cornerback and wide receiver, is either a two or three-star prospect depending on the source and seems likely to at least start out on the offensive side of the ball for Tech. He becomes the third wideout prospect of the 2016 class, joining the likes of Jalen Camp and Steve Dolphus in what should be a strong core of receivers for the future.

With college basketball's non-conference slate finally beginning to wind down, let's take a look at where each of the teams in the ACC stands heading into conference play. The Jackets currently stand at 9-3 on the season with one final game against Duquesne standing between them and North Carolina, but the author of the article sees a 7-11 ACC finish as a best case scenario for Brian Gregory's team. I wish I could disagree, but the ACC is as grueling this season as it has ever been and the Jackets are certainly not a tournament-caliber team at this point. Going 7-11 in the ACC (assuming a win over Duquesne, which is no guarantee) would make for a 17-14 end to the season for Gregory's Jackets. It's not great, but it would at least garner some kind of postseason recognition. We'll see how it all unfolds.

The holidays were not kind to the Georgia Tech news cycle, particularly in the absence of a bowl appearance. They were, however, kind to the Virginia Tech Hokies, who were able to send long-time head coach Frank Beamer out with a big bowl win over Tulsa. The game actually ended up as a shootout -- the Hokies won it 55-52 -- but the real emotions came out during Beamer's final press conference as the head coach in Blacksburg. You can watch the video below.

Have a great Monday!