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Technical Tidbits 4/23: Exciting Time For Former Yellow Jackets

With the NFL Draft beginning today, former Yellow Jackets look forward an opportunity to play at the next level.

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Today is the first day of the 2020 NFL Draft and as the article implies, the next few days should be very interesting for Yellow Jacket football alum Nathan Cottrell. His strong performance at Tech’s pro day certainly has caught the attention of several NFL teams. He and other eligible Yellow Jackets are hopeful they will get an opportunity to play at the next level. As any Tech fan can tell you, they certainly have the talent and capability.

It’s official. As the article mentions, transfers Rodney Howard and Kyle Sturdivant have signed with Georgia Tech. This is a huge pick-up for men’s basketball head coach Josh Pastner and the Yellow Jackets. The three seasons of eligibility means the team should have some extra depth at key positions. Both players are local talents who will be returning home. Their addition should help build enthusiasm for the men’s basketball team going into next season.

Tech women’s tennis has also made a key addition. Head coach Rodney Harmon announced on Wednesday that Carol Lee will be signing with Tech. Lee has a number of titles in both singles and doubles matches. This should be a significant signing for the tennis team.

This video featuring Yellow Jacket volleyball players talking about the benefits of attending Tech says it all. For any recruit who is considering Tech, they absolutely have to consider the advantages of being in Atlanta. And for those who are torn between GT and that other school, being 70 miles to the northeast of Atlanta is not the same as being in Atlanta.

Morgan Burnett is definitely one of my favorite Tech alums who went on to play in the NFL. This article looks back at his time at Tech and in the NFL. He definitely had a great impact at both the collegiate and professional levels.