Size has been a big factor in recruiting since Geoff Collins arrived on the Flats in 2018. New Tech offensive line commit Eli Richey definitely has that, standing at 6’-5” and weighing 291 pounds. Richey comes from Southern Academy in Greensboro, AL, and is rated as the no. 45 OG in the class of 2021 and the no. 41 overall recruit from Alabama. Besides Tech, Richey also holds offers from Missouri, Ole Miss, and West Virginia. Welcome to the Flats, Eli!
Nine Georgia Tech athletic teams have committed to not having any mandatory activities on Election Day this November. The idea was spearheaded by Tech Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Eric Reveno and senior G Malachi Rice. Many coaches around the country (including Steve Kerr) have supported the idea of giving all athletes Election Day off. The things an idea can do!
The most recent guest on Andy Demetra’s “Tech Talks” was Yellow Jacket DB Jaytlin Askew. One interesting Tidbit from Askew’s interview was his unyielding support for the current protests for racial justice within the United States. Luckily, Askew’s message was tweeted out by the ACC Network for many more to see.
Three-star safety Sirad Bryant released the five teams still competing for his commitment over the weekend. Georgia Tech is one of them, along with Kansas, Nebraska, Ole Miss, and USF. Bryant would be a big add to Collins & co.’s class of 2021.
I wanted to respond to my former players about my stance on racism. I detest racism and would hope that someday we can live in a world that doesn’t see color or ethnicity but that we could be judged as individuals. Unfortunately we aren’t there right now but I pray for that day!!— Paul Johnson (@CoachPCJ) June 8, 2020
Even though Paul Johnson only tweets around five times a year, they all have good reasons behind them. His most recent tweet is a prime example of that.
Question of the Day: What do you think of the new offensive line commit?