2016 offensive lineman commits to Jackets

A little over a week after two offensive line prospects decommitted from Georgia Tech’s 2016 recruiting class, the Yellow Jackets scored a new O-line pledge in offensive guard Kenny Cooper. The news was first reported by the Calhoun Times.

A 6-3, 275-pound standout at Sonoraville High School in Calhoun, Georgia, Cooper switched his commitment from Western Kentucky to Tech on Tuesday. He originally pledged to the Hilltoppers in June.

Cooper is considered a 2-star recruit by Rivals.com.

Late last month, 2016 offensive linemen Trysten Hill and Jordan Johnson both decommitted from the Yellow Jackets. According to the AJC, Johnson’s decision to reopen his recruitment stemmed from an encounter with Georgia Tech police during his unofficial visit for the team’s game against Georgia.

Paul Johnson has nine players committed to his 2016 class.