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Running Back Jerry Howard Jr. Commits to Georgia Tech

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The Yellow Jackets have picked up their first commitment since August.

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Georgia Tech got its first commitment in almost three months today when running back Jerry Howard Jr. flipped his commitment from East Carolina to the Jackets.

Howard is a 6’0”, 210-pound RB from Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, S.C. The 247Sports Composite Rankings have him as a three-star prospect (0.8104). As mentioned, Howard was previously committed to East Carolina, but his others offers included Georgia Southern, Western Kentucky and Navy.

At his size, Howard figures to play A-Back in Paul Johnson’s system on The Flats. In 2015 as a junior, Howard rushed for 1,579 yards on 187 carries and had 25 total touchdowns. Howard is the fourteenth player to join Georgia Tech’s 2017 signing class.

POSITION NAME HT WT HOMETOWN RIVALS 247SPORTS COMMIT DATE
P Pressley Harvin III 6'0 230 Sumter, SC 3-star (5.5) 2-star (0.7965) 3/7/16
OL Connor Hansen 6'2 320 Tallahassee, FL 3-star (5.5) 3-star (0.8154) 6/5/16
LB TD Roof 5'11 202 Buford, GA 3-star (5.5) 3-star (0.8104) 6/6/16
K Joseph Bulovas 6'0 205 Mandeville, LA 2-star (5.4) 3-star (0.8054) 6/10/16
DB Dameon Williams 5'10 170 Norcross, GA 3-star (5.5) 3-star (0.8422) 6/11/16
DB Jaytlin Askew 5'9 170 Powder Springs, GA 3-star (5.7) 3-star (0.8646) 6/16/16
OL Zach Quinney 6'6 260 Savannah, GA 3-star (5.6) 3-star (0.8362) 7/19/16
OL Demetris Harris 6'3 280 Jacksonville, FL 3-star (5.6) 3-star (0.8207) 7/24/16
OL Michael Minihan 6'3 285 Honolulu, HI 3-star (5.5) 3-star (0.8265) 7/26/16
DB OJ Tucker 6'0 190 Ocala, FL 3-star (5.5) 3-star (0.8455) 8/5/16
DB Gentry Bonds 6'1 190 Murfreesboro, TN 4-star (5.8) 3-star (0.8545) 8/18/16
DB Tre' Swilling 6'0 180 New Orleans, LA 4-star (5.8) 3-star (0.8752) 8/22/16
RB/LB Bruce Jordan-Swilling 6'0 215 New Orleans, LA 4-star (5.8) 4-star (0.9396) 8/23/16
RB Jerry Howard Jr. 6'0 210 Rock Hill, SC 2-star (5.4) 3-star (0.8104) 11/21/16

Congratulations to Jerry and his family!