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Technical Tidbits 3/23: Brandon Adams Still Making An Impact

A possible basketball commit as well.

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

This is an incredible story about Brandon Adams and the massive impact he’s had on people, even after his death. Adams devoted a lot of his time outside of football to charity work. For example, Adams helped organize clothing donations for the Gateway Center, a homeless service center in Atlanta, with Tech tennis player Victoria Flores. Flores has continued Adams’ devotion to serving others with the start of the annual, “Big B Clothing Drive.” This is only one of the many positive experiences people had with Adams, and it’s incredible to see his work being continued on to this day.

This would be an interesting addition to the Georgia Tech Basketball roster. Last May, Rodney Howard spurned Tech for u(sic)GA. However, after one season with the dwags, Howard decided to transfer. At georgia, Howard averaged 1.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in 24 games. Howard would see immediate playing time at Tech, as the Jackets are looking for a big man with the graduation of James Banks and the transfer of Evan Cole.

Hopefully, the COVID-19 pandemic will be under control enough for football to happen in September. The three Tech games this article mentions as “big” for the Jackets in 2020 are against Notre Dame, u(sic)GA, and Clemson. All three of these contests will be tough tests for Geoff Collins & co., with the best chance at a win most likely coming against Notre Dame. I’m really looking forward to this football season, with the majority of Tech’s production returning and having over a year in Collins’ systems under their belt. While Tech most likely won’t have a National Championship Game berth, a bowl appearance is definitely in-reach.

The Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball team only went to the third round of the 1992 NCAA Tournament, but their second round victory will be remembered for years to come. As the tweet says, Tech was trailing by two with .8 seconds left against no. 2 seed USC when James Forrest nailed a shot at the buzzer to send the Jackets onto the next round. That season, USC had gone 24-6, and was led by future two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion Harold Miner. I could watch this video for hours.

Tristan Maxwell’s high school team (North Mecklenburg in NC) made it to the state’s high school championship game. Unfortunately, the game was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That didn’t stop the NCBCA (North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association) from giving him state Player of the Year. Congratulations, Tristan, we can’t wait to see you on the Flats!

Question of the Day: What are you most looking forward to about football season?