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Technical Tidbits 9/1: Yellow Jackets Earn Preseason Recognition

All-Americans abound

NCAA Football: North Carolina State at Georgia Tech
Unfortunately James Graham is not one being recognized.
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Even though he’s just a true freshman, Jordan Williams is looking to make a big impact on Georgia Tech’s offensive line this season. The surprise non-enrollment of Devin Cochran has opened up playing time for Williams, as he is currently projected to start against Florida State on September 12. Williams’ potential has led 247Sports to name him a Preseason True Freshman All-American, one of 23 in the nation. Williams was the only ACC offensive lineman to get a spot on the list. Other Jacket true freshmen, RB Jahmyr Gibbs and QB Jeff Sims, were given Honorable Mention status by 247. Congratulations!

Bobby Dodd Stadium will be limited to 20% of capacity (or 11,000 fans) for the upcoming season. Yesterday, Georgia Tech announced their plan for students in the stadium. Each home game will have a different lottery for student tickets that students can enter the Monday and Tuesday of game week. Approximately 860 tickets will be given out this way, with each lottery winner getting one ticket for their use and another for a Tech student they choose. An interesting note is that the band and spirit squad will get tickets (separate from the general student lottery). I’m not sure how the band will sound socially distant. But, it’s Georgia Tech, they’ll find a way to sound great.

Not many people would have predicted Ahmarean Brown’s success at the beginning of last season. Brown tied Calvin Johnson’s record for most reception touchdowns by a Georgia Tech freshman while leading the team in receptions and receiving yards. In the offseason, Brown improved a whole lot, gaining weight and more knowledge about Tech’s offense. This is a good sign for the team, having a consistent wide receiver presence during a quarterback battle will give confidence to whomever ends up as the starter.

The class of 2021 is still being recruited by the Georgia Tech coaching staff. However, the recruitment of the class of 2022 is beginning to heat up. It could be a great one!

Question of the Day: What are your thoughts on the Tech student ticketing plan?