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In which the recruiting train picks up some late-blooming momentum.

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Alabama athlete Jay Jones, a three-star prospect out of McAdory High School, became commitment No. 13 of the cycle for Paul Johnson and company over the long weekend. Jones, who had an impressive offer list including interest from Alabama, Auburn, and Mississippi State among others, is a projected to play quarterback at Georgia Tech. Paul Johnson and company have had obvious success with recruiting signal callers from 'Bama, though Jones' status as a future quarterback is not guaranteed. Johnson has proven time and time again that he is not afraid to make changes to a player's position, and many such changes have been quarterbacks converting to offensive skill positions or to the secondary. Congratulations to Jay on his commitment and check out the FTRS breakdown right here.

It is also worth noting that Jones committed on his official visit to The Flats but was the only one to do so at the time. Expect to recruiting picture to clear up more in the coming days as the few remaining Tech targets either make their final decisions or reaffirm commitments to their current schools of choice.

Georgia Tech made scholarship offers to yet another pair of brothers over the weekend, extending linebacker Bruce Jordan-Swilling and cornerback Tre Swilling, both of New Orleans, invitations to play on The Flats. Getting either one of the talented Swilling brothers would be a win, but getting them both would be nothing short of a coup -- Bruce is a four-star player, the seventh-best outside linebacker in the nation, and Tre is a three-star recruit as well as a top-30 corner. It is impossible to know what's going on with either of them at this point, but their father is a graduate of Tech and a darn good player in his own right -- Pat Swilling is a college football Hall-of-Famer who was also a five-time Pro Bowler in the NFL, where he racked up 107.5 career sacks.

The Jackets suffered yet another crushing defeat over the weekend, falling by a final score of 78-77 in Atlanta at the hands of Virginia Tech. Brian Gregory's squad, now 11-7 (1-4 ACC), led for the entire game but just could only watch as their lead evaporated towards the very end. The basketball season is not over or dead by any means, but losses like this absolutely kill postseason hopes; teams that can't defend their home courts are not a hot commodity when it comes to tournament selection. It is also worth noting that Virginia lost yet again, meaning that Tech's sole ACC win now came against a Hoos team which sits at an unimpressive 2-3 in conference play.

Have a great Tuesday!