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Georgia Tech Recruiting: QB Tucker Gleason and TE Billy Ward Become First Commits of 2020 Class

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Geoff Collins has his two first commits of the 2020 class!

NCAA Football: Virginia at Georgia Tech Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

As has started to feel like the case, it was an exciting week for Georgia Tech Football, as Geoff Collins added his first two commits of the 2020 class in quarterback Tucker Gleason and tight end Billy Ward.

Gleason, who stands at 6-2, 206 lbs., is ranked as a three-star recruit by both Rivals (5.6) and the 247Sports Composite (0.8577). Coming from Plant High School in Tampa, Fl., Gleason is the first pro-style quarterback for Georgia Tech since the Chan Gailey era, specifically Steven Threet (please note, I’m only counting those who signed in case I am missing someone). Gleason committed to Georgia Tech over reported offers Georgia, Duke, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, and Pitt, among a host of others.

Gleason is listed as a pro-style quarterback, but he still runs very well. Last season, Gleason ran for over 1,000 yards. As a runner, Gleason is not afraid of running over some guys. As a passer, it’s just fun to watch the ball to come out of his hands. He does a good job of putting the ball where his receivers can get it. I think Gleason is very underrated and could very well add another star to his ranking with a good senior season. Don’t take my word for it, though. Watch his film for yourself.

Billy Ward is a little more local, coming over from Locust Grove. Ward, whose mother works at Georgia Tech, committed to Georgia Tech over reported offers from Louisville, Boston College, Virginia, and Georgia Southern. Standing at 6-4, 225 lbs., Ward is rated as a three-star by Rivals (5.5) and currently unrated by the 247Sports Composite.

As a player, Ward is very strong. He does a good job of going up to high point passes. He is also good at running over would-be tacklers. He looks to be a bit on the slower end, but he brings good size and hands. Oh, I also forgot to mention that he’s currently rated as the best tight end in the state of Georgia, so that’s pretty cool too.

Welcome to the Flats!!