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Technical Tidbits 8/2: Four-star LB commits to Tech, Roddy Jones finds new gig

Paul Johnson’s recruiting roll continues.

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Georgia Tech dipped into the out-of-state recruiting pool once again yesterday afternoon, securing a huge commitment from four-star linebacker Justice Dingle of Bowling Green, KY. Dingle, the 14th-best inside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals, chose Tech over a number of impressive offers from around the region. His commitment is the latest success story for recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum, who is also responsible for bringing on four-star defensive back Jaylon King last week and a number of other key players over the past few months and even years.

That’s an A+ name if we’ve ever seen one, by the way. It’s too early to say, but could we finally be in the presence of the heir to Robert Godhigh’s All-Name throne?

If you read that announcement carefully, you’ll surely see that congratulations are in order for a familiar face: former Yellow Jacket Roddy Jones, who has landed a new gig with ESPN. A former A-Back on the Flats, Jones kicked off his media career in the Georgia Tech radio booth before taking a new job as a sideline reporter. This next career move is a clear indicator of how talented Jones is as an analyst, particularly given how many staffing changes have been made at ESPN over the past few months. Congratulations to Roddy on his next big career move!

I’ll leave you today with one more piece of good news for a Georgia Tech recruit: offensive lineman Mike Maye has been invited to participate in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl! One of the most recent commits for the class of 2018, Maye committed to Tech back in late July (or last week, technically). He is one of few offensive players currently committed for the class and plays a key position on the offensive line that will see some serious turnover shortly after his arrival on the Flats.