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Technical Tidbits 6/14: Men’s basketball recruiting class among Tech’s best in years.

Recruiting news, football updates, and more.

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After reading this article, one would have to feel encouraged about the Georgia Tech men’s basketball team’s prospects for its next season. As the article states, through the November signing period, Tech has signed what turns out to be its highest-rated recruiting class in nine years. The class includes four-star guards Dallan “Deebo” Coleman and Miles Kelly. Also included on the list is three-star forward Jalon Moore who also signed a letter-of-intent. The incoming class ranked as high as 15th nationally according to 247Sports. If season tickets are indeed starting at only $290 that wouldn’t be a bad price to pay to see the defending ACC Champions.

At the conclusion of the 2021 Outdoor Championships, Georgia Tech’s women finished in a seven-way tie for 33rd-place. The article brings up an interesting historical tidbit: “it was the 17th time in program history that the women’s team scored at outdoor nationals”. Also, Yellow Jackets Bria Matthews and Nicole Fegans both earned all-American honors. Congratulations to them and the entire track and field team.

This article features a video of Georgia Tech football head coach Geoff Collins’ recent appearance on the Jboy Show. Some of the topics covered included 2021 expectations, team identity, roster management, and expectations for the upcoming season. Discussing the team culture and identity, Collins emphasizes, among several things, the team’s work ethic and relentlessness. One thing Collins mentioned that stood out was the team’s focus and ability to play smart. That is one area that will be crucial in the upcoming season. Tech did struggle with penalties and mental mistakes last season. Hopefully for year three Collins and his coaching staff have got the team where it needs to be.

In more football news and updates, this article (part of a five article series) discusses Georgia Tech’s impact players. This edition focuses on kicker Brent Cimaglia. As all Tech fans will know from last season (and as the article points out), the Yellow Jackets were just awful in this phase of the game last season. The addition of grad transfer Cimaglia (from the University of Tennessee) should make a big difference. #GoJackets