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Technical Tidbits 3/16: Some Georgia Tech Recruiting News

This no sports thing is getting pretty boring.

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In former Georgia Tech Head Coach Paul Johnson’s triple option offense, a small and quick line was key to operating it efficiently. When Tech hired Geoff Collins after Johnson’s retirement in 2018, it was clear that the offensive line would have to gain a lot of weight to compete running a “pro-style spread offense.” This article details the process of gaining weight, (a lot of eating), and the success players have had. For example, C William Lay has gone from 280 pounds at the start of Collins’ tenure, to 308 pounds now. With the current Coronavirus pandemic, I might gain 30 pounds by sitting at home for the next two weeks. No workout plan needed!

Bralon Brown is a 4-star (.9250 247Sports composite) WR from Hollywood, FL. Even with the recent NCAA-wide recruiting restrictions, that didn’t stop him from releasing a top-five. Georgia Tech was included, along with Ole Miss, Miami, Penn State, and u(sic)GA. If Tech was able to secure Brown’s commitment, it would provide a big boost to the receiving corps. From his film, Brown looks like a big, but quick, receiver that uses his size and speed effectively. Ahmarean Brown, Nate McCollum, and Bralon Brown sounds like a good combination to me.

Georgia Tech made another top-five this weekend, this time with Jacksonville, FL WR Marcus Burke. Burke is rated as a 4-star by the 247Sports composite (.9003), and goes to the same high school that recent Tech signee Miles Brooks played at. There are some familiar teams in Burke’s top-five, with Penn State, Miami, and u(sic)Ga all on Bralon Brown’s list as well. However, Florida looks to be the leader for Burke’s commitment, with the Gators listed as the favorite on his 247 profile.

In the final recruitment news of the weekend, Tech was placed into Douglas County, GA native Kani Walker’s top-10. Walker is a 3-star (.8527 composite) CB that took an unofficial visit to Tech in late-January. Even with the recent top-fives and tens, there will most likely be not be many commitments for the next couple of months while the Coronavirus situation is ongoing.

Looks like we won’t be seeing many live sports until May.

Question of the Day: How are you coping with this no sports thing?