Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner picked up the biggest commitment of his brief tenure last night when New York point guard Jose Alvarado chose Tech over offers from two other finalists in Rutgers and Seton Hall. Alvarado, a three-star prospect with a very solid all-around game, will hopefully solidify Tech’s point guard spot beginning with his freshman season in 2017. Guard play has been a virtual black hole for Tech since the departure of Trae Golden a few years back, and even he was simply an island between stretches of subpar guard play dating back to the tail end of the Hewitt days. By all accounts from those close to Alvarado, he’s one of the hardest-working and most gifted players in the class. Congratulations to him on his commitment!
Another congratulations should be sent out to Georgia Tech defensive end KeShun Freeman, who was surprised yesterday with an award in honor of his relentless dedication to bettering his community. He became one of just twelve student-athletes in the nation, out of a pool of 13,000, to be named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his outstanding work off of the football field. Simply put, it’s hard to be a better person than KeShun Freeman. Being a student athlete is a big enough challenging for most, but he finds a way to go above and beyond the call of duty, acting as a true role model in the Atlanta community. Georgia Tech is beyond fortunate to have him on the football team and enrolled in school. There will be plenty more awards to come for KeShun Freeman.
With an ugly week two now in the books, we can turn our heads to what promises to be a much more fruitful week three of college football in these United States. The good(ish) stuff starts tonight with Baylor and Rice, but it gets much better on Saturday with No. 2 FSU and No. 10 Louisville at noon, No. 1 Alabama and No. 19 Ole Miss at 3:30, and No. 3 Ohio State and No. 14 Oklahoma at 7:30. Michigan State at Notre Dame is another enticing matchup, but FSU at Louisville is the one I’ve got my eye on. Florida State is probably the more talented team overall, but Louisville has this “human” named Lamar Jackson who has already amassed 1,015 total yards and 13 touchdowns through his first. That is outrageous, but it’s even crazier when you consider that he didn’t even play in the last half of his first game. That’s over 1,000 yards and a baker’s dozen touchdowns in six quarters. Good luck, Florida State.
Have a great weekend!