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Georgia Tech Recruiting: 3-Star Savannah OL Zach Quinney is Commitment #7 for 2017

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The Yellow Jackets’ recruiting class gets some more firepower on the offensive line.

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On the heels of a big-time camp on Georgia Tech’s campus this past weekend, one of the Yellow Jackets’ most prominent targets on the offensive line gave Paul Johnson’s staff some excellent news on Tuesday afternoon:

Quinney becomes the 7th commitment in the 2017 class, and joins Connor Hansen as the second offensive lineman in the class. Quinney checks in at a very tall 6’6” and around 260 pounds, with plenty of room on his frame to add more weight. He plays his high school ball at Savannah Christian School, where he was a teammate of recent 5-star Georgia Tech target Demetris Robertson. Quinney commits to Georgia Tech over other reported offers from Mississippi State, North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, among other Power-5 programs.

Quinney displays prototypical size for an offensive tackle, with a lengthy (but sturdy) frame. His junior year highlights (embedded below) show him playing both guard and tackle, although his height makes him a prime target to play tackle in college. Quinney shows excellent motor and athleticism in his film, finishing plays well and shooting out to take on linebackers and safeties with ease -- a highly necessary skill for the Yellow Jackets’ offensive linemen. One of the biggest things he’ll need to work on is pad level, which will always be a struggle for someone of his height, but conversely his height is a weapon in pass protection that Georgia Tech so desperately needs.

Quinney is rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals (5.6) and the 247Sports Composite (0.8362).

With the addition of Quinney, here is Georgia Tech’s 2017 recruiting class as it currently stands:

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) 3/7/2016
OL Connor Hansen 6-2 320 Tallahassee, FL 2-star (5.4) 3-star (0.8154) 6/5/2016
LB TD Roof 5-11 202 Buford, GA 2-star (5.4) 3-star (0.8104) 6/6/2016
K Joseph Bulovas 6-0 205 Mandeville, LA 2-star (5.4) 3-star (0.8054) 6/10/2016
DB Dameon Williams 5-10 170 Norcross, GA 3-star (5.5) 3-star (0.8422) 6/11/2016
DB Jaytlin Askew 5-9 170 Powder Springs, GA 3-star (5.7) 3-star (0.8646) 6/16/2016
OL Zach Quinney 6-6 260 Savannah, GA 3-star (5.6) 3-star (0.8362) 7/19/2016

Congratulations to Quinney and his family, as well as to the Georgia Tech coaching staff!