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Technical Tidbits 5/18: Tech Finds Pressley Harvin’s Successor

They go international with the ninth commit of the 2021 class.

Georgia Tech v Virginia Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images

Prokick Australia is one of the most well-known punting schools in the world. Many college football programs use their services to find great, reliable punters. Georgia Tech can now be counted as one of those programs, as the Jackets took the commitment of David Shanahan, originally from Ireland. Shanahan has roots in Gaelic football, but made the move to Australia to hone his punting craft and attempted t to gain a spot on a college roster. Shanahan comes at a perfect time for the Jackets, as Pressley Harvin III will be a senior this season. I just hope that Shanahan’s throwing ability is as good as Harvin’s.

Georgia Tech legend Pepper Rodgers was known as one of the most colorful people to ever step foot on the Flats. The article above shares many memories that former players and colleagues have of Rodgers and takes a look at current Tech Athletic Director Todd Stansbury’s close connection to Rodgers. Stansbury got a chance to meet Rogers as a teenager from Canada taking a trip to Florida, and eventually became part of Rogers’ final recruiting class at Tech. What an interesting connection!

Roger Kaiser was one of legendary Tech Basketball Coach Whack Hyder’s best players. Kaiser came to Tech from Dale, Indiana, and quickly established himself in the South. Kaiser led the Jackets to their first ever NCAA Tournament berth in 1960, was named Southeastern Conference MVP in 1961, and was also a consensus All-American in 1961. Kaiser’s professional career never took off, but he coached the West Georgia Basketball team for 20 years, where he won the 1974 NAIA Basketball Championship. After leaving West Georgia, Kaiser helped build the basketball program at Life University, winning the NAIA Championship in 1997, 1999, and 2000. For his efforts, Kaiser was made a member of the Small College National Hall of Fame’s class of 2020. Congratulations, Coach Kaiser!

Tristan Maxwell could be one of the most dynamic incoming freshmen Georgia Tech has seen in a while. The guard won North Carolina’s Mr. Basketball Award and was recently selected as the NC State Basketball Player of the Year by the AP. As a senior, Maxwell led his team to the state finals before the game was cancelled by COVID-19. He averaged 24 points on the year, and is a great addition for the Jackets. Congratulations, Tristan!

The tweet above only further establishes the fact that Georgia Tech is the greatest institute of higher education in the world.

Question of the Day: How do you think Shanahan will stack up to Pressley Harvin III?