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Technical Tidbits 5/27: Georgia Tech Adds TE to 2021 Class

The Texan is Collins’ second recruit west of the Mississippi this cycle.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 USF at Georgia Tech Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Not many coaches can claim that they have a 100% success rate at getting tight ends to the NFL from a certain college. Geoff Collins is one of those coaches (we can ignore the fact that he’s only had one TE graduate from Tech), with former Jacket Tyler Davis getting picked by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2020 NFL Draft. That fact must have helped Collins when recruiting TE Ben Postma from Cypress, TX. Postma is a three-star recruit (.8465 247 composite) that is mainly used as a blocking tight end by his high school. Postma picked Tech over schools like Arkansas, Illinois, and Pittsburgh. Welcome to the Flats, Ben!

George O’Leary went years without anyone figuring out that he didn’t actually hold a Master’s degree or that he didn’t play football for New Hampshire. O’Leary’s resume embellishments all came to a head when O’Leary left Georgia Tech for the head coaching job at Notre Dame. Thankfully, O’Leary was able to admit to his mistakes and gradually recover his credibility in the coaching world. While he never got to have success (or a week) at his dream job, O’Leary did end his long football career by bringing UCF to unseen heights.

Wide receiver James BlackStrain is currently the only four-star recruit committed to Georgia Tech’s 2021 recruiting class. The article above takes an in-depth look at BlackStrain’s film and gives some insight into his strengths and weaknesses. BlackStrain gets high marks on his ability to get past and outmaneuver defensive backs. However, BlackStrain will need to continue his overall development and mature in his game more during his senior season. While there’s room for improvement, BlackStrain has the potential to make it to the NFL.

Georgia Tech track stars Nicole Fegans and Bria Matthews were not able to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, but they did have a great regular season and were recognized as All-Americans by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). This is Fegan’s first recognition by the USTFCCCA, while Matthews has been named an All-American five times. Congratulations, Nicole and Bria!

You’ll find some familiar names on this list.

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