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Technical Tidbits 1/21: Georgia Tech Football Gets Ready for (Late) Signing Day

The Jackets hosted some official visitors this weekend.

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Geoff Collins’ first full recruiting class with Georgia Tech is one of the Institute’s highest-ranked in years. The class is currently 26 in the nation and number 5 in the ACC. Most of the class was signed during the early signing period in December, but RB Jahmyr Gibbs and a couple of targets decided to wait an extra month to get a feel for all of their options. One of those targets was DE T.J. Davis, a Georgia native. The Jackets were late to his recruitment, but as his only current Power 5 offer on his table, hopefully Tech will be able to close the deal. He seemed to enjoy his official visit last weekend, along with signee DE Emmanuel Johnson and target OT Phillip Wilder.

This is not good news. Especially before a huge game coming up against Louisville, the number six team in the nation. Losing Michael Devoe for this game would be a huge blow for the Jackets, and his loss will be further compounded if G Jose Alvarado and F Evan Cole are not at full strength for the matchup. Here’s to a speedy recovery for all three injured players.

We are now less than a month away from College Baseball’s Opening Day. Last week, the Tech Baseball team was ranked number 19 in the nation by D1 Baseball. This week, Tech was ranked by Baseball America, but two spots lower at number 21. It should be an interesting season for the Beesball team, which loses a fair amount of talent, but also returns a lot of talent as well. I’m looking forward to February 14 to find out what this team is about. Spring is near!

The Tech Men’s Tennis team had a pretty good run this weekend. The squad went 8-2 in doubles at the MLK Kickoff Tournament, and even went 3-0 in doubles against no. 16 South Carolina. However, on the flip side against the Gamecocks, Tech did not fare too well in singles. They lost every singles matchup. That’s not good, but the doubles play is definitely a positive from this weekend. The Jackets continue their season this week at the ITA Kickoff in College Station, Texas.

The Jackets Without Borders trips are wonderfully put together by the GTAA. The past two years, Tech student-athletes have helped communities in Puerto Rico, doing home maintenance and repair. When the Women’s Basketball team went to Puerto Rico to play in the Coqui Classic in December, they were met by a huge crowd of supporters from communities the Jackets Without Borders trips went to. This just goes to show how much of an impact these athletes continue to have on lives around the world. Keep up the good work!

Question of the Day: What are your thoughts on late signing day and the Tech class so far?