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Georgia Tech Football Recruiting Class 2017

Georgia Tech Football Recruiting Class 2017

Commitments:24ACC Rank: 8National Rank: 46
Commitments
PLAYERPOSHTWTSCHOOLSTRANKNATSTATENOTES
Cortez AlstonDE6-3250Westminster SchoolGA***Top 750Top 75Local product from Atlanta's Westminster School; Much-needed defensive line addition to Georgia Tech's 2017 class as the first defensive end or defensive tackle to commit to the Yellow Jackets
Jaytlin AskewDB5-9170McEachernGA***Top 600Top 60No. 1 cornerback on Georgia Tech’s 2017 recruiting board
Gentry BondsDB6-1195RiverdaleTN***Top 675Top 25Projected to play cornerback with the Yellow Jackets; has an uncle living in Atlanta; recorded 59 tackles and four interceptions as a prep junior in 2015
Tariq CarpenterDB6-2190Long CountyGA***Top 1,625Top 175Late addition to Georgia Tech's class who decommitted from Central Florida to join the Yellow Jackets; good-sized DB prospect who also got a late look from ACC Coastal Division rival Miami
Charlie ClarkOL6-4275Marist SchoolGA***Top 2,125Top 250Initially committed in the spring of 2016 to Tulane; switched pledge from Green Wave to Yellow Jackets in early January; Class AAAA All-State selection his senior year who the Yellow Jackets waited to offer; fourth offensive line pledge for Georgia Tech in '17 class
Kelton DawsonDE6-3245StockbridgeGA***Top 1,200Top 125Georgia Tech's eighth in-state commitment of the 2017 class, and a key second addition at defensive end; flew largely under the radar prior to his commitment to the Yellow Jackets on Jan. 22
Connor HansenOL6-2325Lawton ChilesFL***Top 150Top 250Solid commitment; potential replacement for current GT center Freddie Burden
Pressley Harvin IIIK6-0235SumterSC***Top 1,600Top 30First 2017 pledge for Yellow Jackets; likely to replace Ryan Rodwell at punter
Jaquan HendersonLB6-2210NewtonGA***Top 400Top 40Switched commitment from Tennessee to Georgia Tech following late January official visit to Atlanta; also took official visit to UNC; completes a solid three-man group of 2017 LBs for the Yellow Jackets
Jerry HowardRB6-0210NorthwesternSC***Top 2,025Top 40Initially committed to East Carolina in June, but switched to Yellow Jackets in late November; fills Georgia Tech's need for a B-Back in '17 class
Brenton KingK6-0165Mill CreekGAURURURLate addition to Georgia Tech's class who switched from Old Dominion to the Yellow Jackets in late January; came aboard after Louisiana's Joseph Bulovas decommitted from Georgia Tech; key addition for depth at the kicker position
Michael MinihanOL6-3285St. Louis SchoolHI***Top 1,350Top 10Would join current GT defensive back Shaun Kagawa as the only Hawaiian scholarship players for Yellow Jackets in the last two decades
Kaleb OliverLB6-3205OaklandTN***Top 525Top 20Important late pickup for Yellow Jackets who decommitted in mid-January from Ole Miss; committed within a couple days after returning home following late January official visit to Atlanta
Tobias OliverQB6-2175NorthsideGA***Top 1,125Top 125Appeared in Georgia Elite Junior Classic following 2015 season; committed to Georgia Tech less than a week after receiving late November scholarship offer
Antwan OwensDE6-2285Amos P. GodbyFL***Top 1,625Top 250One of multiple prospects who initially committed to Central Florida who switched in late January to Georgia Tech;
Jordan Ponchez-MasonRB6-0205Gallatin SeniorTN***Top 1,625Top 50Rushed for 2,048 yards and 23 rushing touchdowns as a high school senior in 2016; fills important role as second RB commitment for Yellow Jackets in '17 class coming off transfer of Marcus Marshall
Zach QuinneyOL6-5265Savannah Christian PrepGA***URTop 150Second-team All-State in 2015; committed after his third visit to Georgia Tech
T.D. RoofLB5-11200BufordGA***URTop 200Son of Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof; capable of playing DB or LB
Adonicas SandersWR6-1190Fort DorchesterSC***Top 2,000Top 35Late bloomer who jumped on a Georgia Tech scholarship offer in late January
Avery ShowellDB6-2195St. FrancisGA***Top 1,300Top 150Suburban Atlanta resident from Alpharetta who initially committed to Wake Forest during the summer; after backing away from the Demon Deacons, Showell took official visits to Wake Forest and Georgia Tech before deciding on Yellow Jackets in late January
Bruce Jordan-SwillingLB5-11215Brother MartinLA****Top 200Top 10Son of former Georgia Tech star Pat Swilling, nephew of Yellow Jacket standouts Ken and Darrell Swilling; plays some running back in high school but will play LB at Georgia Tech
Tre SwillingDB6-0180Brother MartinLA***Top 425Top 20Son of former Georgia Tech star Pat Swilling, nephew of Yellow Jacket standouts Ken and Darrell Swilling; expected to play cornerback for the Jackets
Boe TufeleDT6-3290NarbonneCA***Top 1,575Top 150Important late pickup in the defensive trenches for Georgia Tech who committed less than a week prior to National Signing Day
Dameon WilliamsDB5-11170NorcrossGA***Top 1000Top 100Former high school teammate of current Yellow Jackets Clinton Lynch and Jarrett Cole

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