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Georgia Tech Football: OT Michael Rankins Commits to the Yellow Jackets

Geoff Collins picks up another big offensive lineman!

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Georgia Tech is now at 19 commits before the start of the season with Ruskin, FL-native offensive lineman Michael Rankins announcing his commitment in a video posted by his high school coach!

Rankins stands at 6-foot-5, 275 pounds and is rated as a three-star recruit by both Rivals (5.7) and the 247 Sports Composite (0.8789). He committed to Tech over other reported offers from Auburn, Florida State, and Minnesota (one of these is not like the others).

Rankins, who primarily plays right tackle in his film, brings really great length to the tackle position. He was blessed with long arms. He does a good job of overpowering defenders in run blocking. As a pass blocker, he is decent, but there is room for improvement. One thing that stood out to me, was his first step seemed a little inconsistent. Sometimes it was right on the money, but there were a couple plays he was half a step late. I feel like this is something that can easily be worked on. Overall, I really like this addition. He is the third offensive tackle to commit in this class.

2020 GT Football Recruiting Class

Pos. First Name Last Name Height Weight Hometown State Rivals 247Sports Comp Commit Date Signed LOI
Pos. First Name Last Name Height Weight Hometown State Rivals 247Sports Comp Commit Date Signed LOI
QB Tucker Gleason 6-2 206 Tampa FL 3* (5.6) 3* (.8622) 3/7/19 Yes
TE Billy Ward 6-4 235 Locust Grove GA 3* (5.6) 3* (.8559) 3/7/19 Yes
WR Ryan King 6-4 205 Grayson GA 3* (5.7) 3* (.8830) 3/14/19 Yes
DB Miles Brooks 6-2 183 Jacksonville FL 4* (5.9) 4* (.9087) 3/24/19 Yes
DB Jalen Huff 6-1 169 Buford GA 3* (5.6) 3* (.8689) 4/3/19 Yes
OT Jordan Williams 6-6 305 Gainesville GA 3* (5.7) 3* (.8742) 4/6/19 Yes
OL Cade Kootsouradis 6-4 285 Crestview FL 3* (5.5) 3* (.8473) 4/22/19 Yes
LB Tyson Meiguez 6-2 210 Fairburn GA 3* (5.7) 3* (.8721) 4/23/19 Yes
DL Akelo Stone 6-3 244 Savannah GA 3* (5.6) 3* (.8601) 4/26/19 Yes
APB Jahmyr Gibbs 5-11 194 Dalton GA 4* (5.9) 4* (.9653) 5/25/19 No
EDGE Kyle Kennard 6-6 215 Atlanta GA 3* (5.6) 3* (.8614) 6/12/19 Yes
OT Wing Green 6-7 270 Leesburg GA 3* (5.5) 3* (.8552) 6/25/19 Yes
EDGE Khaya Wright 6-3 200 Miami FL 3* (5.6) 3* (.8605) 6/25/19 Yes
OT Michael Rankins 6-5 275 Ruskin FL 3* (5.7) 3* (.8755) 7/1/19 Yes
WR Bryce Gowdy 6-2 190 Deerfield Beach FL 4* (5.8) 4* (.8980) 7/30/19 Yes
WR Avery Boyd 6-2 198 Tallahassee FL 3* (5.6) 3* (.8376) 8/24/19 Yes
OL Ryan Spiers 6-4 275 Biloxi MS 2* (5.4) 3* (.8160) 9/8/19 Yes
WR Nate McCollum 5-9 180 Hampton GA 3* (5.7) 3* (.8870) 10/25/19 Yes
OL Paula Vaipulu 6-4 303 Channelview TX 3* (5.5) 3* (.8627) 10/31/19 Yes
DE Albany Casey 6-4 240 Bay Minette AL 3* (5.6) 3* (.8518) 12/3/19 No
DT Emmanuel Johnson 6-4 260 North Charletson SC 2* (5.4) 3* (.8336) 12/11/19 Yes
EDGE Jared Ivey 6-6 215 Suwanee GA 3* (5.7) 4* (.8946) 12/11/19 Yes
LB Khatavian Franks 6-2 205 Fairburn GA 3* (5.6) 3* (.8837) 12/18/19 Yes
QB Jeff Sims 6-3 205 Jacksonville FL 4* (5.8) 4* (.9169) 12/18/19 Yes

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