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Technical Tidbits 5/18: Gonzo, Johnson go deep in extra-innings COFH win, NLI deadline approaches

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Will today's NLI deadline provide Tech with the first recruiting win of the Josh Pastner era?

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Georgia Tech picked up a big rivalry win late last night, defeating Georgia in the season's third installment of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate by a final score of 6-3 in 10 innings. The two teams were tied at three at the end of the ninth when back to back homers by Matt Gonzalez, the nation's leader in hits, and slugger Kel Johnson doubled the score for the Jackets. Sadly enough, the single victory means that the Jackets already have half as many victories at Turner Field as the hometown Atlanta Braves do in 19 games so far in the MLB season. For those of you counting at home, Atlanta currently has a 2-17 home record and 9-28 record overall. They may not even be able to eclipse Tech's season win record, which currently stands at 34 with a home series versus Boston College still to be played. It's just like what happened during the early basketball season when Tech went up to Brooklyn and won as many games at the Barclays Center as the Nets had at that point. Maybe Mike Bobinski should consider making the jump from the NCAA to the pros prior to 2017.

With the deadline for college basketball recruits to sign their National Letters of Intent looming today, Georgia Tech could very well see a commitment from one Moore or another -- whether it is four-star Charlie or three-star Justin remains to be seen. Charlie Moore, the four-star guard out of Illinois, is the one we've heard the most about, and Tech appears to be in the running for his services at the moment.

Justin, meanwhile, is a three-star guard and former Tulane commit out of San Diego. It seems unlikely that he will sign anywhere today considering that he's scheduled to visit Tech on May 31st.

One of the stranger aspects of the ACC's biggest rivalries is that very few of them have a set date. Generally speaking, the conference prefers to maintain flexibility with its scheduling by allowing the dates of games such as Miami/FSU and Georgia Tech/Clemson to go wherever the money (or the preferred time slot) is. For Jimbo Fisher, however, a single weekend dedicated to rivalry games is not quite enough -- and I can hardly blame him blame him. The rivals themselves, Miami and FSU in this case, are inextricable, but the date they play varies greatly from year to year. It's a luxury to be sure, but I'm all for having a fixed date for such rivalry games. It would make the games more accessible and more fun for fans.