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Georgia Tech Football: Meet the Newcomers - Tight End

Ben Postma is the latest addition to the growing Georgia Tech Tight End room

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Boston College Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

As the Georgia Tech roster continues to evolve under Coach Geoff Collins, the Tight End room has received a great deal of focus. Georgia Tech will add incoming freshman Ben Postma to the room that returns all three tight tends who saw playing time in 2020, as well as 2020 redshirt Billy Ward. Dylan Devaney, Dylan Leonard, and Jack Coco are the three contributors who return from last year; they combined for 11 catches, 83 yards, and 1 touchdown on the season and provided serviceable but not spectacular blocking. The position group certainly has room for growth and greater contributions from new faces like Postma’s.

Ben Postma

Georgia Tech received Ben Postma’s commitment to join the 2021 recruiting class on May 26, 2020.

Postma comes to GT from Cyprus Ranch High School, a 6A school in Cyprus, TX. At last reporting, he checked in at 6-5, 220 pounds, with a big frame to build out as he enters the GT strength and conditioning program this summer. He was a consensus 3-star recruit, checking in at a 5.5 rating on Rivals and an 85 rating on 247 Sports. He chose GT over other reported P5 offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, and Pittsburgh.

A few encouraging signs immediately jump out from Postma’s senior highlights. He shows the athleticism to line up in the slot, the toughness to get a release through traffic, and the awareness to find holes in coverage and give his quarterback more room to throw.

In the second half of the film, the focus shifts to Postma’s blocking ability; he executes a strong drive block around 3:25 in the film and a crafty arc block around 3:40. He is versatile in blocking at all different levels of the defense and has an encouraging propensity to find somebody to stick his hat on as the play continues. His top end speed doesn’t blow you away, and his film doesn’t include a lot of catches in traffic, so there is some unknown about what kind of target he will end up being for Jeff Sims in the years to come.

Conclusion

In 20 games at Cyprus Ranch, Postma put up a total of 17 catches for 227 yards and three touchdowns. He is not a finished product and will benefit from a redshirt year to grow into his body more fully. He could be a valuable part of the tight end rotation by 2023 and is a solid addition to the growing tight end room.