Georgia Tech snapped a month-long recruiting dry spell yesterday with the commitment of offensive lineman Joshua Black, the team’s eleventh commit for the 2019 recruiting cycle.
Black, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound tackle out of Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, chose Tech over reported offers from Tennessee, Louisville, South Carolina, and number of other schools. He is the first recruiting triumph of new defensive line coach Jerome Riase, who came over from Wofford with defensive coordinator Nate Woody earlier this offseason.
Black is now the second offensive line commitment of the class, joining follow tackle Larry Dowdy. Both he and Dowdy come at an opportune time for the Jackets, with Andrew Marshall, Will Bryan, and other key linemen departing after this season plus Parker Braun and Jahaziel Lee heading off after 2019. The 2018 class is not particularly deep at the offensive line position either, featuring just Harrison Jump and Mike Maye. It will be important to find early contributors during this cycle, and Black very well could be one.
Congratulations to Joshua and his family on his commitment! Stay tuned for more big recruiting news to come over the next, say, 30-ish minutes...