While Geoff Collins did a lot to bolster Georgia Tech’s offensive line through recruiting in the class of 2020 and the transfer portal, the position is still one of need for the class of 2021. One player that can address that need is Weston Franklin, who made his commitment to Tech yesterday. Franklin is a three-star composite recruit (.8784) and plays for Wayne County High School in Jesup, GA. The offensive guard is now the third offensive lineman in the 2021 class for Georgia Tech and the second-highest rated recruit overall behind WR James BlackStrain. Welcome to the Flats, Weston!
The last few days have brought rumors and reports about the future of the 2020 college football season. Many are reporting that the Big Ten is prepared to delay the start of their football season to the spring or cancel it outright, while others say that no decision has been made yet by the conference. All of this speculation has made many college football players share their opinions on a potential season, with the hashtag, “#WeWantToPlay,” taking Twitter by storm. A prominent Georgia Tech voice in favor of playing this season has been Jordan Yates, who feels that for many athletes it is much safer to play, as, “people who don’t have a bigger picture to focus on do not follow the proper protocol.” The article above from the AJC shares how Yellow Jackets on both sides of the debate have been giving their thoughts on the situation.
Preparation is a major facet of football success. That’s why there are so many hours of practice, film study, and workouts for just twelve (sometimes more) games each season. Even when the Jackets didn’t know how the revised schedule would unfold for the ACC, they were preparing for potential opponents not on the first version of the schedule. While no one knows what will happen with the season, if games do end up being played the Georgia Tech squad has that proactive preparation in their back pocket.
The United States Amateur is the most prestigious amateur golf event in the world. This year, the tournament is being held at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon with four Jackets in the field. Andy Ogletree, the defending champion, was the subject of a great write-up in Golf Digest leading up to the event, detailing how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed his professional golf plans for the time being. Tyler Strafaci (winner of two amateur events this summer), Luke Schniederjans (Georgia Amateur champion), and Noah Norton are the other three Jackets playing this week. Scoring can be found here. Good luck, Jackets!
Sources: ACC ADs met today and are "moving forward in an attempt to play," in the words of one staffer. League presidents could be meeting today as well.— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) August 10, 2020
This is all crazy. I just want whatever will be safest for all of those involved.
Question of the Day: What do you think about the newest commit to the Jackets?