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Georgia Tech Recruiting: Official Visits 1/15

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We're taking a look at just who will be visiting Georgia Tech this weekend!

This looks like a man with a plan!
This looks like a man with a plan!
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Today is a very important day. It is officially the end of the Recruiting Dead Period, so now coaches can start talking to players once again. Joey wrote earlier this week about how this vital month got off to a bit of a slow start, but don't worry, things will be picking up pretty quickly now that Tech has a good chunk of official visits lined up this month. Let's take a look at who's visiting this month (names and visit dates found on Rivals).

Jakob Brashear (6-foot-1, 210 lbs.)

Position: Running back & linebacker (Linebacker at Tech)

Recruiting Ratings: Rivals (2-star, 5.4) 247Sports (3-star, 0.8339)

High School: Dacula High School (Dacula, Ga.)

Primary Recruiter: Defensive Coordinator Ted Roof

Other OVs: None

Other Notable Offers: None (Committed to Georgia Tech)

Jarett Cole (5-foot-10, 185 lbs.)

Position: Safety

Recruiting Ratings: Rivals (3-star, 5.5) 247Sports (3-star, 0.8473)

High School: Norcross High School (Norcross, Ga.)

Primary Recruiter: Defensive Coordinator Ted Roof

Other OVs: None

Other Notable Offers: Nebraska, Boston College, Iowa, Kansas State (Committed to Georgia Tech)

Steve Dolphus (6-foot-5, 200 lbs.)

Position: Wide Receiver

Recruiting Ratings: Rivals (3-star, 5.5) 247Sports (3-star, 0.8410)

High School: Westside High School (Macon, Ga.)

Primary Recruiter: Special Teams Coordinator/Assistant O-line Coach Ray Rychleski*

Other OVs: None

Other Notable Offers: Cincinnati, Florida, Louisville, Mississippi State (Committed to Georgia Tech)

Jalen Camp (6-foot-2, 210 lbs.)

Position: Wide Receiver

Recruiting Ratings: Rials (2-star, 5.2) 247Sports (3-star, 0.7986)

High School: South Forsyth High School (Cumming, Ga.)

Primary Recruiter: Quarterbacks/B-backs Coach Bryan Cook

Other OVs: None

Other Notable Offers: None (Committed to Georgia Tech)

Kenny Cooper (6-foot-3, 285 lbs.)

Position: Offensive line

Recruiting Ratings: Rivals (2-star, 5.3) 247Sports (2-star, 0.7582)

High School: Sonoraville High School (Calhoun, Ga.)

Primary Recruiter: Linebackers Coach Andy McCollum

Other OVs: None

Other Notable Offers: None (Committed to Georgia Tech)

Chris Martin (6-foot-2, 250 lbs.)

Position: Defensive Line (End at Tech)

Recruiting Ratings: Rivals (3-star, 5.5) 247Sports (3-star, 0.8454)

High School: Grayson High School (Loganville, Ga.)

Primary Recruiter: Defensive Coordinator Ted Roof

Other OVs: None

Other Notable Offers: Boston College, Kentucky (Committed to Georgia Tech)

Brandon Adams (6-foot-2, 300 lbs.)

Position: Defensive Tackle

Recruiting Ratings: Rivals (3-star, 5.5) 247Sports (3-star, 0.8309)

High School: Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.)

Primary Recruiter: Linebackers Coach Andy McCollum

Other OVs: None

Other Notable Offers: Vanderbilt, Kansas, Navy (Committed to Vanderbilt)

Lucas Johnson (6-foot-3, 185 lbs.)

Position: Quarterback

Recruiting Ratings: Rivals (3-star, 5.5) 247Sports (3-star, 0.8162)

High School: Mt. Carmel High School (San Diego, Calif.)

Primary Recruiter: Quarterbacks/B-backs Coach Bryan Cook

Other OVs: San Diego State (Jan. 22, 2016)

Other Notable Offers: San Diego State, Air Force (Committed to San Diego State)

Jay Jones (6-foot, 180 lbs.)

Position: Athlete (Quarterback at Tech)

Recruiting Ratings: Rivals (3-star, 5.7) 247Sports (3-star, 0.8515)

High School: McAdory High School (McCalla, Ala.)

Primary Recruiter: Defensive Line Coach Mike Pelton & Quarterbacks/B-backs Coach Bryan Cook

Other OVs: None

Other Notable Offers: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Minnesota, Mississippi State (Committed to Georgia Tech)

Xavier Gantt (5-foot-10, 170 lbs.)

Position: Athlete (A-back at Tech)

Recruiting Ratings: Rivals (3-star, 5.7) 247Sports (3-star, 0.8606)

High School: Buford High School (Buford, Ga.)

Primary Recruiter: Defensive Coordinator Ted Roof

Other OVs: None

Other Notable Offers: Iowa, Miami (Fl.), Mississippi State, Ohio State, Wake Forest (Committed to Georgia Tech)

Baylen Buchanan (5-foot-11, 187 lbs.)

Position: Cornerback

Recruiting Ratings: Rivals (3-star, 5.7) 247Sports (3-star, 0.8568)

High School: Peachtree Ridge High School (Suwanee, Ga.)

Primary Recruiter: Defensive Coordinator Ted Roof

Other OVs: Oklahoma (Oct. 2, 2015), Louisville (Dec. 12, 2015)

Other Notable Offers: Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Wisconsin (Committed to Tennessee)

Romeo Finley (6-foot-1, 202 lbs.)

Position: Safety

Recruiting Ratings: Rivals (4-star, 5.8) 247Sports (4-star, 0.8927)

High School: Niceville High School (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.)

Primary Recruiter: Special Teams Coordinator/Assistant O-line Coach Ray Rychleski*

Other OVs: None

Other Notable Offers: Clemson, Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, N.C. State, Tennessee

Jordan Woods (6-foot-3, 235 lbs.)

Position: Defensive End

Recruiting Ratings: Rivals (4-star, 5.8) 247Sports (3-star, 0.8869)

High School: North Marion High School (Citra, Fla.)

Primary Recruiter: A-backs Coach Lamar Owens

Other OVs: South Florida (Dec. 11, 2015), West Virginia (Jan. 22, 2015)

Other Notable Offers: South Florida, West Virginia, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Miami (Fl.), North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCF

And for reference, here's what Tech's recruiting class looks like right now with the breakdown of positions that Joey wanted to add from his post earlier this week.

Name Position Height & Weight High School or Previous School
Jay Jones ATH/QB 6-1, 190 lbs. McAdory (McCalla, Ala.)
Xavier Gantt AB 5-9, 165 lbs. Buford (Buford, Ga.)
Dedrick Mills BB 5-11, 196 lbs. Ware County (Waycross, Ga.)
Jair Anderson WR 6-1, 185 lbs. Northview (Duluth, Ga.)
Jalen Camp WR 6-2, 210 lbs. South Forsyth (Cumming, Ga.)
Steve Dolphus WR 6-5, 200 lbs. Westside (Macon, Ga.)
Parker Braun OG 6-3, 275 lbs. Hallsville (Hallsville, Texas)
Kenny Cooper OG 6-3, 275 lbs. Sonoraville (Calhoun, Ga.)
Offensive Lineman (potentially a Center)
Desmond Branch DE 6-3, 265 lbs. Trinity Valley C.C. (Athens, Texas)
Chris Martin DE 6-2, 260 lbs. Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
Two Defensive Lineman (1 End and 1 Tackle)
Jakob Brashear OLB 6-0, 205 lbs. Dacula (Dacula, Ga.)
Emanuel Bridges OLB 6-2, 215 lbs. Newnan (Newnan, Ga.)
Cornerback
Jarett Cole S 5-10, 180 lbs. Norcross (Norcross, Ga.)
Athlete (A-back or Defensive back)
Best Available

And here is Tech's Big Board, also courtesy of Joey's post:

Position Player Status Rivals 247Sports Composite
ATH Demetris Robertson Uncommitted 5-Star (6.1) 5-Star (0.9839)
OL Donavaughn Campbell Committed to LSU 4-Star (5.9) 4-Star (0.9369)
DT Michail Carter Uncommitted 4-Star (5.9) 4-Star (0.9346)
DB Romeo Finley Uncommitted 4-Star (5.8) 4-Star (0.8927)
DE Jordan Woods Uncommitted 4-Star (5.8) 3-Star (0.8869)
OL Jordan Johnson Uncommitted 3-Star (5.7) 3-Star (0.8647)
CB Baylen Buchanan Committed to Tennessee 3-Star (5.7) 3-Star (0.8568)
OG Dylan Powell Committed to Purdue 3-Star (5.6) 3-Star (0.8206)
QB/ATH Deshaunte Jones Uncommitted 3-Star (5.5) 3-Star (0.8578)
DT Brandon Adams Committed to Vanderbilt 3-Star (5.5) 3-Star (0.8309)
QB Lucas Johnson Committed to San Diego State 3-Star (5.5) 3-Star (0.8162)
ATH Arkeem Byrd Uncommitted 3-Star (5.5) 3-Star (0.8144)