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Technical Tidbits 6/7: Tech football gets a second Roof, Pastner secures commitment number one

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Georgia Tech picked up a new commitment in both basketball and football recently.

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Georgia Tech got a third commitment for the 2017 cycle from within the Tech family when TD Roof, a three-star linebacker and son of Ted Roof, announced that he'd enroll on The Flats. Roof, currently playing at state powerhouse Buford, is one of the top inside linebackers in the state; he'll be filling a big need for the Jackets when he arrives in 2017. Until then, I'm left to hope that Tech can somehow manage to schedule a game on the home court of the Boston Celtics and invite Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff. That way, TD can score a TD at TD in front of TD. Is it possible? Nope. But I can still dream, or so they tell me.

Georgia Tech basketball picked up the first commitment of the Josh Pastner era over the weekend when three-star point guard Justin Moore committed to Tech, signing a grant-in-aid agreement with the Jackets over offers from Arizona State, Georgia State, and others. Formerly a Tulane commitment, Moore was released from his NLI when the Green Wave made a coaching change at the end of the season. I haven't seen a whole lot of film on him (read: none), but Tech's team is in dire need of point guard depth and will take depth anywhere they can get it. There's been a few questions raised about Travis Jorgenson's status for next year, meaning that it could be all Heath this season. Having Moore will help tremendously.

As we approach this week's MLB Draft, it only seems appropriate to take a look at the very successful season that former Jacket Matthew Grimes has been having with his minor league team: the former Jacket starter currently has the second-lowest ERA in his league. Grimes' tremendous success in the Baltimore organization is even more impressive than it appears at first glance when you consider that there is quite literally no team in the entire country worse at developing young arms than the Orioles. It's honestly amazing how many talented young pitchers see their careers explode on impact in that organization. Shocking, really. Congratulations to Matt Grimes on a fantastic season and on capitalizing on his opportunity.