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Recruiting: Pair of Top-Rated Georgia Tech DB Commitments Enroll Early

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Two of the highest-rated recruits in Georgia Tech’s 2017 recruiting class are officially locked in to playing on the Flats.

4-star DB Gentry Bonds in coverage.
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The spring semester of classes began on the Flats on Monday, and among those Yellow Jackets beginning a new set of classes were a pair of freshman football players. Defensive backs Jaytlin Askew and Gentry Bonds are now enrolled on the Flats after graduating from their respective high schools in December.

The two players join the Swilling brothers as the top four recruits in the Yellow Jackets’ 2017 recruiting class, according to both Rivals and the 247Sports Composite. Bonds is a 4-star (5.8) recruit according to Rivals, while Askew is a high 3-star (5.7) recruit by the same service. For Georgia Tech, a major benefit of these players enrolling early is that they’re officially locked in to playing for the Yellow Jackets, and unable to be recruited by other schools in the lead-up to February’s National Signing Day. At this point it would take something extremely unusual for these two top recruits to not end up playing on the Flats in white and gold.

With their enrollment, Georgia Tech’s 2017 recruiting class now stands as follows:

Georgia Tech’s 2017 Recruiting Class

Position Name Ht Wt Hometown Rivals 247Sports Composite Commit Date Status
Position Name Ht Wt Hometown Rivals 247Sports Composite Commit Date Status
DB Jaytlin Askew 5-9 170 Powder Springs, GA 3-star (5.7) 3-star (0.8646) 6/16/2016 Enrolled (1/9/2017)
DB Gentry Bonds 6-1 190 Murfreesboro, TN 4-star (5.8) 3-star (0.8545) 8/18/2016 Enrolled (1/9/2017)
P Pressley Harvin III 6-0 230 Sumter, SC 3-star (5.5) 3-star (0.8145) 3/7/2016 Committed (3/7/2016)
OL Connor Hansen 6-2 320 Tallahassee, FL 3-star (5.5) 3-star (0.8154) 6/5/2016 Committed (6/5/2016)
LB TD Roof 5-11 202 Buford, GA 3-star (5.5) 3-star (0.8347) 6/6/2016 Committed (6/6/2016)
K Joseph Bulovas 6-0 205 Mandeville, LA 3-star (5.5) 3-star (0.8099) 6/10/2016 Committed (6/10/2016)
DB Dameon Williams 5-10 170 Norcross, GA 3-star (5.5) 3-star (0.8472) 6/11/2016 Committed (6/11/2016)
OL Zach Quinney 6-6 260 Savannah, GA 3-star (5.6) 3-star (0.8396) 7/19/2016 Committed (7/19/2016)
OL Michael Minihan 6-3 285 Honolulu, HI 3-star (5.5) 3-star (0.8403) 7/24/2016 Committed (7/24/2016)
DB Tre' Swilling 6-0 180 New Orleans, LA 4-star (5.8) 3-star (0.8752) 8/22/2016 Committed (8/22/2016)
LB Bruce Jordan-Swilling 6-0 215 New Orleans, LA 4-star (5.8) 4-star (0.9230) 8/23/2016 Committed (8/23/2016)
RB Jerry Howard, Jr. 6-0 210 Rock Hill, SC 2-star (5.4) 3-star (0.8092) 11/21/2016 Committed (11/21/2016)
QB Tobias Oliver 6-2 180 Warner Robins, GA 2-star (5.4) 3-star (0.8374) 11/27/2016 Committed (11/27/2016)
DL Cortez Alston 6-3 250 Atlanta, GA 3-star (5.6) 3-star (0.8534) 12/21/2016 Committed (12/21/2016)
OL Charlie Clark 6-4 270 Atlanta, GA 2-star (5.3) 2-star (0.7951) 1/9/2017 Committed (1/9/2017)