The Georgia Tech Football team has had a few players depart the program this season, including QB James Graham, DE Jaquan Henderson, and DE Justice Dingle. RS Junior and consistent contributor DB Avery Showell is the latest to move on from the Flats, announcing his intent to become a grad transfer on Twitter yesterday morning. Showell was having his best season to date, with 24 tackles, two passes deflected, and a fumble recovery. Congratulations on your degree Avery, we wish you the best!
Due to circumstances I will be de-committing from the Georgia institute of technology. My recruitment is 100% open.— Gavin Barthiel™️ (@GBarthiel) December 3, 2020
Besides the roster, Tech’s class of 2021 took a hit when LB Gavin Barthiel decommitted yesterday. Barthiel plays for Lake Gibson High School in Lakeland, FL, and is rated a three-star by 247Sports (.8537) and Rivals (5.6). Lake Gibson has been having a good season so far this year, with Barthiel contributing 63 tackles, 14 for loss. Barthiel’s decommitment leaves the Jackets with two linebackers, Sebastian Sagar and Trenilyas Tatum committed in the class. Good luck, Gavin!
The Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team has not continued the hot streak it finished last season on. So far, the Jackets are 2-1, with a six-point loss to u(sic)GA and a four-point victory over Tulane last night. Lorela Cubaj led the Jackets with 18 points and 16 rebounds, and helped kickstart the Jackets after being down a few points early. Luckily, the Jackets held a good three-point shooting team to 0-12 from behind the arc. Next up, the Jackets will face Boston College at home. The game tips off at 11 a.m. and can be seen on ACCNX.
While Professor Johnny Smith’s new A+E Studios Series isn’t necessarily about Georgia Tech sports, I am featuring it in the Tidbits because Smith is a well-respected professor of sports history at Tech. Smith’s book that will be made into the TV series, Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, takes a look at the impact that Malcolm X had on Ali over the course of their lives. It should be a great watch!
It looks like someone will be taking Barthiel’s scholarship shortly.
Question of the Day: Who do you think the new commit is?