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Georgia Tech Recruiting: Meet the Recruits - DE Anree Saint-Amour

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Continuing our "Meet the Recruits" series today, we look at a commitment that caught me by surprise.

Georgia Tech Athletics

As a Recruit

Anree Saint-Amour became Georgia Tech's 24th commitment about a week following wide receiver Brandon Singleton's decommitment. He committed to Tech out of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga. Standing at 6'3" 245 lbs., Saint-Amour played mostly weakside defensive end in high school, but will likely transfer over to strongside defensive end as he adds more weight. He committed to Tech after a long and strenuous battle with Stanford that made it seem rather bleak that Saint-Amour would end up at Tech after rumors surfaced that his scholarship offer from Tech had been removed because he waited too long. We probably won't ever know the full story, but we ultimately got him and that's all that really matters. Saint-Amour was rated as a three-star recruit by both Rivals (5.7) and 247Sports Composite (0.8672).

Film

What I love about Saint-Amour is that he is so much more than just an edge rusher. His combination of speed and strength make him a deadly threat from the end spot. What sticks out to me most, though, is his burst off the snap. It feels like that as soon as the ball is snapped, he's in the backfield. He also does more than just sack the quarterback. He plays the run well and also puts good pressure on the quarterback even when he doesn't get the sack.

What to Expect

As I've said a few times, I expect Saint-Amour to play strongside defensive end for Tech. With that being the case, Saint-Amour has a legitimate chance to play this season. We had quite a few different guys play the spot for us this year across from freshman All-American KeShun Freeman. The two main guys he'll be competing with will be Roderick Rook-Chungong and Pat Gamble. If Tech manages to show that they have enough depth at defensive tackle, I could also see Ted Roof shifting Adam Gotsis out to end, where ,at least in my opinion, he is a far better fit.

What do y'all think of Saint-Amour's film? Will he be able to make an impact as early as this season?