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Technical Tidbits 7/6: Jordan Mason Shares Insight

Some recruiting news included as well.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 21 NC State at Georgia Tech Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Without RB Jordan Mason last season, I don’t know what the Georgia Tech offense would’ve done. While only rushing for 899 yards and seven touchdowns, in many games it seemed like Mason was the only part of the offense that worked. For example, late in the win over N.C. State, Mason single-handedly kept Tech’s offense on the field to run out the clock. In the most recent “Tech Talks” with Andy Demetra, Mason had a chance to discuss the return to on-campus activities and how the football team stayed connected while physical distancing. Worth a watch!

The Georgia Tech golf team can now lay claim to two of the most important events in the amateur golf world. Andy Ogletree won last year’s U.S. Amateur Championship at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Also a champion at Pinehurst is Tyler Strafaci, who won the North & South Amateur on July 4. With his win, Strafaci is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Frank, who won the tournament in 1938 and 1939. Congratulations, Tyler!

One of the top offensive guard targets for Georgia Tech in the 2021 class, Weston Franklin, has announced his top six schools. The Jackets will be squaring off against Mississippi State, N.C. State, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Virginia Tech for Franklin’s services. Franklin is currently rated as a three-star by both Rivals (5.7 rating) and 247Sports (.8784 composite), and plays for Wayne County High School in Jesup, GA. While the guard has multiple futurecasts and crystal balls to Georgia Tech, you can never be sure of a recruit until they put pen to paper on National Signing Day.

Another potential Yellow Jacket has announced a “top schools” list, this time it’s for Glynn Academy ATH TJ Lewis. Tech will try and out-recruit Georgia Southern, Louisville, UCF, and Virginia Tech for Lewis. While listed as a QB on his Rivals and 247Sports profiles, Russell Johnson’s tweet describes Lewis as an ATH. Who knows what position Lewis will play?

Christopher Eubanks is one of the best tennis players in Georgia Tech history. John Isner is one of the best United States tennis players in recent memory (unfortunately he’s a dwag). In a matchup between the two at the DraftKings All-American Team Cup in Peachtree Corners, GA, Eubanks bested Isner. Even though it’s just an exhibition tournament, this is a big win for Eubanks as a young tennis player on the rise.

Now the real prep work for the season can begin with every team member moved-in on campus.

Question of the Day: How was your Fourth of July weekend?