For the first time in just under a month, the Georgia Tech football team has added to the ranks of its 2022 recruiting class. The two offensive linemen, Brandon Best and Griffin Scroggs, are the second and third offensive line commits of the 2022 class (Jeffrey Bonica was the first). Best hails from Milton High School (GA) and is unranked by the 247Sports Composite, but holds a 5.7 (three-star) rating from Rivals. Best is an athletic lineman that will play an important role with the Jackets. The other commit of the day, Scroggs, goes to Grayson High School (GA). He’s also unranked by the 247Sports Composite but has a 5.5 (three-star) rating from Rivals. Scroggs picked Tech over offers from schools including u(sic)GA, Iowa State, and Kansas. With the commitments, Tech’s 2022 class currently sits at no. 8 in 247’s ACC recruiting rankings and no. 45 in the nation. Look for the coaching staff to try to drive those numbers to the top in the coming months.
Kevin Parada came into Georgia Tech as one of the top catching prospects in the nation. Perfect Game had Parada as the no. 3 catcher in the class of 2020 and the no. 30 recruit overall. It’s safe to say that Parada had huge expectations coming to the Flats. It’s also safe to say that so far Parada has exceeded the expectations placed upon him. The California native had a tremendous year, batting .318 and starting most games. He was an ACC Player of the Week, on the ACC All-Freshman Team, and was on multiple award watch lists. Parada’s latest recognition is from Perfect Game, which placed him on their 2021 Freshman All-American Team. This is a great honor, and will only build the hype for Parada’s sophomore year. Congratulations, Kevin!
Another star Georgia Tech catcher is also getting well-deserved recognition. Softball player Emma Kauf was recently named to the All-ACC Academic Softball Team after holding, “well above a 3.5 overall GPA.” This was a wildly successful freshman year, as she was a First Team All-ACC selection and was on the All-ACC Freshman Team. Kauf has demonstrated success on and off the diamond, and is sure to continue that in her next few years on the Flats. Congratulations, Emma!
So great to see Jose Alvarado doing work at the G League elite camp. 12 points and showcasing his range going 3/4 from behind the arc. Assist to turnover ratio of 4:1 and played at a great pace. He plays so hard and will catch eyes in Summer League for sure— Jeffrey Gordon (@Jeffrey_gordon1) June 21, 2021
It looks like former Georgia Tech PG Jose Alvarado is having a great time in Chicago. Keep it up, Jose!
Question of the Day: What are your thoughts on the two new commits?