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Technical Tidbits 7/2: Another Week, Another OL Recruit Commits To Tech

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Offensive lineman Michael Rankins becomes the 19th commitment of the 2020 recruiting class.

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The commitments continue coming in. Yesterday, three-star recruit Michael Rankins announced his commitment to Georgia Tech on Twitter. This makes him the 19th commitment of the 2020 recruiting class.

Rankins, who is an offensive tackle and a native of Ruskin, Florida, stands at 6’5”, 275-pounds. He’s the fifth offensive linemen of the 2020 class. And this is the third week in a row that an offensive lineman has committed to Tech.

Having a strong offensive line is key to a team’s success. So, having depth at those positions is crucial. Great addition for the Yellow Jackets!

This news comes via Penn State’s website and involves a former Tech student-athlete. Former Tech tennis standout Alexandra Anghelescu has been named the head coach of the Nittany Lions women’s tennis team.

While Anghelescu was at Tech, the women’s tennis team consistently ranked in the top-15. After college, she competed on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour. Last season she served as an assistant at Penn State. Congratulations to her on being named their head coach.

This AJC article was an interesting read. The article discusses the AJC Peachtree Road Race and some of its interesting connections to Geoff Collins and Georgia Tech. Here are some interesting takeaways I got from the article:

  • The Peachtree Road Race is the world’s largest 10K race.
  • The races founder, Tim Singleton, is a graduate of Tech and played football for Bobby Dodd and ran track.
  • Geoff Collins’ father ran in the inaugural Peachtree Road Race in 1970. He finished 19th with an impressive time of 40 minutes, 7 seconds. Apparently, athletic talent runs in the Collins’ family.

This Thursday will be the 50th running of the race. By the way, I noticed this is the AJC’s second Tech article in recent days to feature the same feature image. Yup, that’s how slow college athletics can get in the summer. No new events, no new pictures.

A third winner has been announced for the Golden Ticket Sweepstakes. Of the five prizes, three have now been claimed. Here’s what remains:

  • MEAL WITH HEAD COACH GEOFF COLLINS
  • RIDE IN THE RECK
  • INSIDER’S CAMP EXPERIENCE
  • AUTOGRAPHED HELMET AND VIP EXPERIENCE FAN DAY
  • ULTIMATE GAMEDAY EXPERIENCE

I’m surprised the Ride in the Reck hasn’t been claimed yet.