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Technical Tidbits 4/29: Georgia Tech Adds DB Commit

Geoff Collins’ first ever commit from North Carolina

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Duke James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

In some surprising news yesterday, Durham, NC native Shawn Chappell announced his commitment to Georgia Tech. The defensive back plays for Southern Durham High School, and is a 247Sports composite three-star recruit (.8154). Luckily, Chappell was able to visit Tech before the NCAA recruiting dead period in response to COVID-19. Chappell will most likely play safety for the Jackets, and will benefit from a year under Tariq Carpenter’s tutelage at the position. Chappell also holds offers from Appalachian State, Arizona State, and Syracuse. Welcome to the Flats!

This is a great gesture by the GTAA. All those “graduating” in just a few days will receive free Stinger Mobile Passes for the 2020 football season and free membership into the Young Alumni Yellow Jacket Club. The Stinger Passes will provide entrance to all six home games being played at Bobby Dodd Stadium this fall, and give the holder early access to purchasing tickets for “Mayhem at MBS” (the Notre Dame game). While no one is sure that football will be played this fall, this does give some hope during dark times.

Kenya Jones and Victoria Flores are two of Tech’s best women’s tennis players in history. They both had great seasons going before the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the spring sports season. The two are doubles partners, and were one of ten doubles teams across the nation to be named ITA All-Americans (the duo went 15-1). In addition being named an All-American in doubles, Jones was also selected as an All-American in singles. Congratulations, Kenya and Victoria!

Above, you’ll find an interesting story about how Georgia Tech’s Head Coach Geoff Collins helped get former Temple center Matt Hennessy selected by the Atlanta Falcons. Collins was Hennessy’s head coach at Temple for two seasons before coming back to Tech. Collins really liked what he saw of Hennessy during his two seasons coaching the Owls, enough so that he talked Hennessy up to Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff at Georgia Tech’s Pro Day. This bodes well for Tech’s current offensive linemen.

This is interesting, I had no idea there was a third Tech fight song. Take a listen!

Question of the Day: What do you think of the new commit?