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Technical Tidbits 7/9: Excitement And Culture Draw Talent

Why Kaleb Edwards chose Tech.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Georgia at Georgia Tech Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

This was an interesting article as it sheds a lot of light on Tech’s latest four star commitment, Dacula High star athlete Kaleb Edwards. It’s impressive to read about him and his talent for playing more than one position. Though primarily a safety, Edwards also plays slot receiver, running back, and backup quarterback. Hmm, I’m sure I’m not the only one salivating at the thought of some potential Tech trickery once this young man is on the field. I still vividly remember last season’s surprise onside kick against the ‘Dwags. Aside from that, there was also positive news in the article regarding head coach Geoff Collins and his coaching staff and how they seem to be able to appeal to young talent like Edwards. It’s good to hear these kind of insights from the athletes themselves, and I imagine the talent will continue to take notice of what’s going on at Tech.

This issue of the photo series that takes a look back at the 2019 season is focused on Tech’s volleyball coach Michelle Collier. She led the Yellow Jackets to the NIVC Championship in her sixth season as head coach and was named AVCA Region Coach of the Year. As the article mentions, she’s only the third Tech coach to have earned that honor. The attention is certainly well deserved.

The Atlantic Coast Conference Professional Development Academy is a six-week program that presents student athletes an opportunity for personal growth and self improvement. In its inaugural year, the program is one that aims to provide its participants with an opportunity to focus on personal development, leadership development, and career development. Seven Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are participating in the program as mentioned in the article. These include the following student athletes:

  • Hugh Chapman,
  • Sam Crawford,
  • Krysten Davis,
  • Carly Doi,
  • Liz Galarza,
  • Joseph Mannelly,
  • Mike Maye

It’s hard to judge a program like this considering its brand new and doesn’t have a track record, but it does seem to offer a unique opportunity for the student athletes involved. Considering there were over 200 applicants from schools across the ACC and 155 participants it would seem worthwhile to apply to. One thing that’s certain about Tech is it always offers unique opportunities for its student body, not just the student athletes. It’s nice to see a program like this offered by the ACC.