Yesterday was a busy day for the Georgia Tech coaching staff. The team brought in two commits, with the first being TE River Helms. The Lester, AL, native plays for West Limestone High School. Helms is rated as a three-star by Rivals (5.7 rating) but is unrated by 247Sports. Besides Tech, Helms strongly considered Florida State, UCF, and had an offer from georgia. This is Tech’s second TE commit of the 2021 class, behind Ben Postma. Welcome to the Flats, River!
The second commitment of the day came just hours later, with Texas transfer CB Kenyatta Watson II announcing his move. Watson II was heavily recruited in the first few weeks of Geoff Collins’ tenure in 2018, but ultimately decided to take his talents to Texas. With the Longhorns, the Grayson High School graduate played in nine games, recording nine tackles and two pass deflections. As a recruit, Watson II was highly coveted, ranked as the no. 16 CB in the nation by 247Sports (.9427 composite). Welcome to the Flats, Kenyatta!
We’re five weeks into the ACC football season, and Georgia Tech has already had three Rookie of the Week Awards. For his performance on Friday against Louisville, Yellow Jacket QB Jeff Sims was given the honor. This is Sims’ second Rookie of the Week award, with his first coming after his performance against Florida State (Sims was also ACC QB of the Week for week one). After two poor games against UCF and Syracuse, Sims looks to be picking up where he left off in week one. This Saturday will be a true test for the freshman QB as Clemson and their vaunted defense roll into Atlanta.
Georgia Tech will face Boston College with a perfect kickoff time. The Jackets and the Eagles will kick off at 4 p.m. ET in Boston on the ACC Network. The start time comes late so the 12 p.m. games should be over with enough time to get a snack or move around before toe meets leather. The Tech game should end when the first quarter of the 7:30 p.m. games are ending and the 8 p.m. games are kicking off. All in all, week seven should be a good Saturday of football-watching (if Tech wins, of course).
I have no words but one: wow.
Question of the Day: What do you think about the new commits?