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Georgia Tech Football Recruiting Update: Official Visits, Mister Football, Gatorade Player of the Year

A lot has gone on "behind the scenes" with Georgia Tech's recruiting efforts.

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Official Visits

This weekend marked one of two major weekends for official visits for Georgia Tech, and the final one of 2014. Per Scout, the official visitors were...

Name Position Hometown Status
Will Bryan OL Carnesville, GA Early Enrollee
Kyle Henderson DT Tampa, FL Early Enrollee
Harland Howell WR Marietta, GA Early Enrollee
Quaide Weimerskirch RB Pace, FL Early Enrollee
Nathan Cottrell RB Knoxville, TN Commit
Brant Mitchell LB Knoxville, TN Commit
Brad Morgan DL Woodstock, GA Commit
Scott Morgan OL Woodstock, GA Commit
Anree Saint-Amour DE Suwanee, GA Offer

You'll see that all of the visitors are currently committed, except for Anree Saint-Amour (profile). For those unaware, Saint-Amour is probably the top uncommitted prospect on the board for Georgia Tech. He's a high three-star prospect out of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee with a slew of offers from Power-5 teams. If he were to commit to Georgia Tech, he would be the seventh commitment rated as a 5.7 (high three-star) by Rivals, the third defensive player rated that highly (counting AJ Gray as a Safety), and the highest-rated defensive lineman in the class. (For reference, DJ White, Pat Gamble, Shamire Devine, and Travis Custis were all rated at 5.7. It's a small step down from being a four-star prospect.)

A majority of the rest of Georgia Tech's official visits will happen in mid-January, the weekend of 1/16/2015. That weekend will also include many current commits along with a couple of yet-uncommitted players.

Below are a few tweets from a few of those in attendance this weekend.

Mr. Football

Linebacker commit Brant Mitchell was named Tennessee Division II-A's Mr. Football for the second straight year. His school finished 9-3 this season, third place in the 19-team region. The playoffs, though, were a bit more profitable -- Mitchell lead his team to its third straight state championship, concluding last weekend. Below is a picture of Mitchell and his parents.

You'll find higher-rated prospects in Tennessee, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll find a better player.

Mitchell is a 5.6-rated linebacker per Rivals.

Gatorade Player of the Year

Athlete commit AJ Gray was named Gatorade Player of the Year for football in the state of Georgia this year. His 1,563 passing yards and 21 touchdowns to 5 interceptions supplemented his 1,927 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns as Gray lead Washington County to the State Semifinals this weekend, where they unfortunately fell to Calhoun. Gray also added 57 tackles and 9 interceptions on defense, adding four more scores on that side of the ball for a grand total of 59 touchdowns that he was responsible for. What a ballplayer this young man is!

Gray is a 5.7-rated athlete per Rivals.

Which part of all of this are you most excited about?