McEachern cornerback Jaytlin Askew made it a clean half-dozen for Tech's 2017 recruiting class last night, becoming the sixth commitment of the cycle for Paul Johnson and his staff. Askew, a top-50 corner nationally, chose Tech over reported offers from Auburn, Florida State, Oregon, Ole Miss, and numerous other powerhouse programs. His commitment also means that as of now, Tech's top two recruits are both cornerbacks -- fellow three-star corner Dameon Williams committed just last week. Congratulations to Jaytlin on his commitment, and congratulations to the coaching staff for relentlessly pressing to fill what would otherwise be a massive hole next season in the secondary. Read the FTRS breakdown of the commitment right here.
I would like to thank my Lord for blessing me with this opportunity ‼️ pic.twitter.com/Gma3t41geL— JB♏ (@JBVZN) June 16, 2016
Georgia Tech closer and 12th round MLB Draft pick Matthew Gorst was named a second-team All-American yesterday afternoon by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, becoming the first Jacket to earn the honor since Daniel Palka and Zane Evans in back in 2013. Logging 12 saves and microscopic 0.55 ERA during his junior year, Gorst went from a decent mid-relief option to the best closer in the conference in just one season. His future is currently up in the air (though it's likely that he will sign with Boston), but the accomplishment is deserving of congratulations no matter what the next step is. Hopefully he can be just as successful next season either at Tech or in the MiLB.
The sky is blue, water is wet, and Art Briles is going to pretend like his termination was unjustified. The disgraced Baylor head coach elected to break his uncharacteristically silent approach to the recent legal proceedings yesterday, firing back at his former employer for wrongful termination in the wake of his sexual assault coverup scandal. If he truly feels that he was fired without cause, it may be time to do some introspective exercises. It's already clear that very few (if any) of those involved with this wrongdoing will be punished, so why try to save face now? For monetary gain, obviously. The whole world knows that Art Briles is not a scapegoat. Were others involved? Almost unquestionably. But for him to pretend that he's being personally or unfairly attacked is just a testament to his nature. The absolute worst part is that some school will pretend to buy into that story and hire him in a year or two. Briles is just fortunate to be in a line of work where enabling rape nets you a massive payday and a new job whenever you want one.