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Transfers impact Georgia Tech recruiting

 

At 14 commitments, Georgia Tech’s 2017 recruiting class ranks No. 53 in 247Sports composite’ team rankings — ahead of only Wake Forest and Boston College in ACC rankings.

According to JacketsOnline.com, Georgia Tech is looking to add 7-8 more prospects to its 2017 class between now and Signing Day. That fluctuation of one scholarship is based on O.J. Tucker, who decommitted from the Yellow Jackets on Dec. 2 to take official visits to Maryland and Wake Forest. The Yellow Jackets are saving a spot for the Ocala, Fla., 3-star cornerback and plan to host Tucker on an official visit the weekend prior to Signing Day.

With Marcus Marshall’s decision to transfer last week, Tech is left in need of at least one additional running back. The Jackets are actively recruiting in-state rusher Jalen Holston, though they must fend off Virginia Tech and UNC. Holston officially visited Blacksburg and Chapel Hill during the regular season.

At linebacker, where GT recently lost another player, Emanuel Bridges, to transfer, the Yellow Jackets are optimistic with 4-star Leonard Warner of Snellville, Ga. Warner took an official visit to UGA the first weekend of December, and the Yellow Jackets are pushing for a January visit.

Tech is also looking at expanding its linebacker board, targeting new prospects such as Quenton Miller, a 6-2, 230-pound 3-star out of Lawrenceville, Georgia.