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Tech commit from South Carolina gifted beyond football field

While Georgia Tech commit Pressley Harvin is one of the top three punters in his recruiting class, he has another talent he’s equally passionate about — music. Once on the campus of Georgia Tech, Harvin plans to major in the business field, but he already has his dream job lined up in his mind. “I’ve always wanted to own a music store for some reason,” Harvin said. &ldquo...
Reviewing Georgia Tech’s loss to Virginia Tech

Reviewing Georgia Tech’s loss to Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech’s Quinton Stephens (12) misses the last shot of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Va.
Competition won’t faze friendships in Tech signing class

Competition won’t faze friendships in Tech signing class

In the fall, some position groups in Georgia Tech’s 2017 signing class will experience more competition than others, but Norcross High School cornerback Dameon Williams knows competition won’t ruin the friendships the commits have made. With two running backs, four defensive backs, four lineman and two linebackers, some signing classes would be tense thinking about earning playing time...
Three-star Buford running back receives 2018 offer from Tech

Three-star Buford running back receives 2018 offer from Tech

Buford High School running back Anthony Grant received an offer from Georgia Tech on Wednesday. Grant, 5-foot-11, 176 pounds, announced his offer on Twitter writing, “Beyond blessed to receive an offer from Georgia Tech.” The 3-star junior from Buford, Ga. is ranked at No. 21 on 247 Sports’ list of top running backs in the recruiting class of 2018. Grant has offers from Louisville...
Georgia Tech commit recruited some by AJ Gray

Georgia Tech commit recruited some by AJ Gray

When punter Pressley Harvin went on a junior day visit to Georgia Tech, he was paired with Tech defensive back AJ Gray. Little did Gray know how much of an impact he had on Harvin considering Tech. With Tech’s rigorous academic demands, some recruits might be scared off from becoming a Yellow Jacket — but not Harvin. “I was asking him questions about how can you maintain all of this...
Hokies coach Buzz Williams raves about Ben Lammers

Hokies coach Buzz Williams raves about Ben Lammers

At the end of his news conference following his team’s win over Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams raved about Georgia Tech center Ben Lammers. He had reason – Lammers tied a Georgia Tech record for an ACC game with eight blocks, tying Alvin Jones’ record. He also scored 12 points on 6-for-11 shooting, had six rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes of play. Williams...
What Josh Pastner and Tech players said after the Virginia Tech game

What Josh Pastner and Tech players said after the Virginia Tech game

Post-game quotes from Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner, center Ben Lammers and forward Quinton Stephens JOSH PASTNER “I thought we played well. Maybe it wasn’t the prettiest game, but I thought both teams played hard. Obviously, that’s a staple of Coach (Buzz) Williams’ teams, and as a coach, all you can ask for is at the end there to have a chance to win the game, and we had...
How Georgia Tech’s last two shots fell short

How Georgia Tech’s last two shots fell short

Georgia Tech came agonizingly close to a third consecutive ACC win Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets had two possessions inside the final 15 seconds to beat Virginia Tech, but couldn’t score on either, and they lost 62-61 to the Hokies at Cassell Coliseum. They weren’t the reason Georgia Tech lost, but might be the plays that linger longest in the Jackets’ memories. “As a...
5 things to know about Georgia Tech’s loss to Virginia Tech

5 things to know about Georgia Tech’s loss to Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech came close, but couldn’t close the deal Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets, seeking their third consecutive ACC win, fell 62-61 to Virginia Tech in a game in which they held the Hokies to their season scoring low, but lost their chance at an upset when a last-second shot by forward Quinton Stephens was off the mark. Georgia Tech (11-7 overall, 3-3 ACC) trailed 49-40 at the 11-minute...
Jackets fall to Virginia Tech in final minute

Jackets fall to Virginia Tech in final minute

Georgia Tech came close, but couldn’t close the deal Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets, seeking their third consecutive ACC win, fell 62-61 to Virginia Tech in a game in which they held the Hokies to their season scoring low, but lost when a last-second shot by forward Quinton Stephens was off the mark. Georgia Tech (11-7 overall, 3-3 ACC) trailed by as many as nine in the second half before...
4 things to know before Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech

4 things to know before Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech

Looking ahead to Wednesday night’s game… 1. There were questions about whether or not Georgia Tech could win three ACC games in the entire conference schedule. The Yellow Jackets have an opportunity to win their third in a row Wednesday night against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. (9 p.m., Fox Sports South in Atlanta) Odds are against the Jackets – kenpom.com assesses their win...
Three-star Tech commit talks comfort of official visit

Three-star Tech commit talks comfort of official visit

Dual-threat quarterback Tobias Oliver was reassured of his decision to become a Yellow Jacket on his official visit to Georgia Tech over the weekend. “I just liked the people like the coaches, the current players,” Oliver said. “It’s just everything I thought it would be.” Oliver committed to Tech on Nov. 27 after receiving an offer on Nov. 22. During his official visit...
Tech commit plans to start at punter

Tech commit plans to start at punter

When choosing a college, punter Pressley Harvin wanted to choose the school that gave him the best chance to play early. “I love competition, that’s one thing about me, but to start off my career early and be able to start my true freshman year is what I was kind of reaching for and I know I have a chance to do it,” Harvin said. If the 6-foot, 235 pound Harvin receives the starting...
High school coach thinks Tech commit can rise above the rest

High school coach thinks Tech commit can rise above the rest

With four defensive backs in Georgia Tech’s 2017 singing class, competition will be fierce, b ut Tech’s Gentry Bonds is up to the challenge. Knowing the 3-star Bonds for four years at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Bonds’ football coach Will Kriesky saw Bonds develop in high school to become a leader and knows Bonds can do it again as a Yellow Jacket. &ldquo...
Francis Kallon shines in pre-draft showcase

Francis Kallon shines in pre-draft showcase

Former Georgia Tech defensive tackle Francis Kallon brought attention to his NFL candidacy at a draft showcase event last week in Daytona Beach, Fla. In front of more than 70 NFL and CFL scouts, Kallon was named the overall lineman MVP of the Tropical Bowl Sunday. Kallon recorded two sacks and a third tackle for no gain to earn the honor. While Kallon’s Tech career was not distinguished &ndash...
Tech offensive lineman will leave as graduate transfer

Tech offensive lineman will leave as graduate transfer

Georgia Tech’s transfer count since the end of the regular season has reached eight. Offensive tackle Trey Klock posted a message Tuesday from his Twitter account saying that he will transfer after he graduates this summer with a business administration degree. His plan is to pursue an MBA at another school with two years of eligibility remaining. As a graduate transfer, he can go to any FBS...
5 reasons why Georgia Tech has surpassed expectations

5 reasons why Georgia Tech has surpassed expectations

There’s plenty of opportunity for Georgia Tech to stumble. The Yellow Jackets have 13 more ACC games remaining, seven against RPI top-50 teams. “We’re the type of situation, with the schedule in front of you, in this league, you can lose 10, 12, 13 in a row,” coach Josh Pastner said following his team’s takedown of N.C. State on Sunday. Still, this much can’t be...
Georgia Tech commit wants the starting job

Georgia Tech commit wants the starting job

With quarterback Justin Thomas finishing his senior season and declaring for the NFL Draft, the Yellow Jackets are in need of a new starting quarterback — soon to be Georgia Tech freshman Tobias Oliver thinks he could be that guy. Tech’s back-up quarterback in 2016 was redshirt sophomore Matthew Jordan who threw for 34 yards and rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns in his first college...
Tech commit working on a fellow recruit from Hawaii

Tech commit working on a fellow recruit from Hawaii

For the past two years, the St. Louis School and Kahuku High School have faced off in the Hawaii high school state championship. In 2015, Kahuku left the game victorious, but in November, the St. Louis School and Georgia Tech commit Michael Minihan won the title. “I think it was really special, and it was a good feeling,” Minihan said. “(The title) kind of went back-and-forth, but...
Commit from Hawaii has Georgia Tech in his blood

Commit from Hawaii has Georgia Tech in his blood

Even before he committed to the Yellow Jackets, Michael Minihan’s family bled white and gold. Minihan’s aunt in Carrollton is such a big Georgia Tech fan that when heard Minihan was being recruited by the Jackets, she assumed it was a joke. “She didn’t believe it,” Minihan said. “I went down for my visit and everything and she was like, ‘Oh, he actually is...
3 former Jackets playing for Super Bowl spots

3 former Jackets playing for Super Bowl spots

Georgia Tech will have at least one representative in the Super Bowl and possibly two. There are three former Yellow Jackets on rosters in this Sunday’s AFC and NFC conference championship games – Packers safety Morgan Burnett, Patriots guard Shaquille Mason and Falcons linebacker Philip Wheeler. With the Falcons and Packers playing for the NFC championship, Tech is guaranteed to have...
Tech’s Francesca Pan named ACC rookie of the week in consecutive weeks

Tech’s Francesca Pan named ACC rookie of the week in consecutive weeks

Georgia Tech guard Francesca Pan was named the ACC rookie of the week for a second week in a row and the third time this season. Pan scored 28 combined points in the Yellow Jackets’ wins over Boston College and No. 24 Syracuse. The latter win, on Sunday at McCamish Pavilion, broke a nine-game losing streak for Tech against ranked opponents. In the game, Pan was 3-for-4 from 3-point range and...
Josh Pastner pays honor to MLK

Josh Pastner pays honor to MLK

On a day to remember Martin Luther King Jr., Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner paid homage to the fallen civil rights giant. “I just think he was so ahead of his time,” Pastner said Monday. “Just a phenomenal leader.” When he was coach at Memphis, Pastner used to take his teams to the National Civil Rights Museum in that city. The museum was built on and around the grounds of...
Running back Jordan Mason is 16th member of Tech class

Running back Jordan Mason is 16th member of Tech class

Georgia Tech picked up its 16th commitment for the 2017 signing class on Monday when running back Jordan Mason from Gallatin, Tenn., made his decision to become a part of the class. Mason said that his mind was essentially made up before he took his official visit to Tech this past weekend, and that the visit sealed the decision. Mason informed safeties coach Andy McCollum, his area recruiter, and...
Tech commit Zach Quinney has home visit from Johnson, Owens

Tech commit Zach Quinney has home visit from Johnson, Owens

Georgia Tech commit and 3-star offensive lineman Zach Quinney received a home visit from Tech coach Paul Johnson and slot backs coach and special teams coordinator Lamar Owens. Quinney, 6-foot-5, 265 pounds, announced his home visit on Monday on Twitter writing, “Great in home visit with Coach Owens and Coach Johnson.” The 3-star senior from Savannah Christian Prep in Savannah, Ga. committed...
Josh Okogie named ACC rookie of the week for the third time

Josh Okogie named ACC rookie of the week for the third time

Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie earned his third ACC rookie of the week honor after scoring a combined 40 points in wins over Clemson and N.C. State this past week. Sunday against the Wolfpack, Okogie scored 27 points on 10-for-18 shooting to lead the Yellow Jackets to an 86-76 road win. Okogie is the only ACC freshman who has won the award three times this season. He’s also the first Tech freshman...
Former Tech commit OJ Tucker commits to Big 12 school

Former Tech commit OJ Tucker commits to Big 12 school

Ocala, Fla. cornerback and former Georgia Tech commit OJ Tucker verbally committed to Iowa State on Sunday after an official visit on Friday, according to 247 Sports. Tucker verbally committed to Tech in August and then withdrew his commitment on Dec. 2. Although Tucker became the 22nd verbal commit for Iowa State over the weekend, he will still visit Florida Atlantic on Jan. 27, according to 247...
Fairburn, Ga. freshman Kyle Mann visits Tech

Fairburn, Ga. freshman Kyle Mann visits Tech

Creekside High School defensive tackle Kyle Mann went on an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech over the weekend. The 6-foot-1, 265 pound freshman from Fairburn, Ga. posted photos of his visit to Twitter on Saturday and wrote, “Georgia Tech was great.” Mann announced his visit on Twitter on Saturday morning. Mann doesn’t have any college offers, according to 247 Sports.
Sophomore shooting guard Tre Williams receives offer from Tech

Sophomore shooting guard Tre Williams receives offer from Tech

The Colony, Texas shooting guard Tre Williams received a 2019 offer from Georgia Tech. The 6-foot-4 sophomore from The Colony High School announced his offer on Twitter on Saturday night writing, “God thank you for blessing me with the game of basketball and allowing me to receive an offer from Georgia Tech University!” In September, Williams announced that he received an offer from Old...
Reviewing Georgia Tech’s win over N.C. State

Reviewing Georgia Tech’s win over N.C. State

Georgia Tech’s Ben Lammers (44) blocks the shot by North Carolina State’s Terry Henderson (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.
Post-game comments from Georgia Tech’s win over N.C. State

Post-game comments from Georgia Tech’s win over N.C. State

Post-game comments from Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner, guard Josh Okogie, forward Quinton Stephens and N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried: JOSH PASTNER “I thought Quinton (Stephens), even though he had six rebounds – my thing always is, do your job, and Quinton’s job is he’s got to be a double-double guy for us, and even though he didn’t get the rebound numbers in double-doubles...
5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s win over N.C. State

5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s win over N.C. State

There is increasingly less reason to respond to Georgia Tech wins with confusion or bemusement. Tech soundly defeated NC State on Sunday night, an 86-76 result in which the Yellow Jackets handled a team that was in a bit of a desperate state. Winners already over three teams with NCAA tournament aspirations – Virginia Commonwealth, North Carolina and Clemson – Tech notched a fourth with...
4 things to know before Georgia Tech-N.C. State

4 things to know before Georgia Tech-N.C. State

  January 12, 2017, Atlanta: Georgia Tech defenders Josh Heath (left) and Abdoulaye Gueye force a turnover on a double team against Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame during an NCAA basketball game on Thursday, Jan.
Quinton Stephens needs to be a catalyst for the Jackets

Quinton Stephens needs to be a catalyst for the Jackets

Georgia Tech forward Quinton Stephens dunked for the first time in his life when he was in the seventh grade. He was practicing in the gym at Henderson Middle School in DeKalb County with his father, Bob. “It was weak,” Stephens said of his first throwdown. “But he did confirm it was a dunk.” He put down his two most recent dunks — at least in a game — Thursday...
Contract reveals high commitment between Stansbury, Tech

Contract reveals high commitment between Stansbury, Tech

When Todd Stansbury learned that Mike Bobinski had resigned from his position as Georgia Tech athletic director this past August, his reaction was something like anguish. Coming back to his alma mater to run its athletic department was a dream job, but he didn’t feel it was one he could pursue only one year into his own tenure at Oregon State. That hurdle was cleared when Tech initiated the...
Former Stansbury teammate, colleague hired in fund-raising role

Former Stansbury teammate, colleague hired in fund-raising role

Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury has brought a former Yellow Jackets teammate and colleague to the athletic department, former Tech football player Jeff Keisler. As associate athletic director for annual giving and engagement in the Alexander-Tharpe Fund, Keisler will be responsible for expanding the athletic association’s donor base and developing ideas and procedures to create...
Reinhardt hires ex-Hokie as football coach

Reinhardt hires ex-Hokie as football coach

Reinhardt announced Friday the hire of James Miller as its football head coach. Miller succeeds Drew Cronic, who left Reinhardt last month to become offensive coordinator at Furman. A former offensive lineman at Virginia Tech, Miller was on Cronic’s staff as offensive line coach the past two seasons, Reinhardt’s first seasons with a football team. The Eagles were 22-3 under Cronic, including...
Former Tulane commit Charlie Clark couldn’t pass on Tech

Former Tulane commit Charlie Clark couldn’t pass on Tech

For Georgia Tech’s newest commit Charlie Clark, becoming a Yellow Jacket didn’t require much thought. The 6-foot-4, 270 pound offensive guard from the Marist School received a call extending an offer on the Sunday morning of Jan. 8 and Clark knew the offer was too good to pass up. “(My family and I) just kind of thought about it all day and I committed on Sunday night,” Clark...
Kahuku, Hawaii defensive end Aliki Vimahi to visit Tech

Kahuku, Hawaii defensive end Aliki Vimahi to visit Tech

Three-star defensive end Aliki Vimahi is expected to take an official visit to Georgia Tech over the weekend. Vimahi posted about his visit on Twitter on Thursday writing, “I’m coming for ya Georgia! #GATech #GoJackets.” The 6-foot-3, 244 pound senior from Kahuku High School in Kahuku, Hawaii is uncommitted as of January. Vimahi announced on Twitter that he received his offer from...
Gallatin, Tenn. 3-star running back to visit Tech on Saturday

Gallatin, Tenn. 3-star running back to visit Tech on Saturday

Three-star running back Jordan Mason will visit Georgia Tech for an official visit this weekend. Mason announced on Twitter that received his offer from Georgia Tech on Dec. 12. Mason, a 6-foot, 205 pound senior from Gallatin Senior High School in Gallatin, Tenn., is uncommitted and has offers from Iowa State, Austin Peay, Ball State, Mercer, Middle Tennessee State, Navy, Tennessee Tech, and Texas-San...
UCF commit Antwan Owens to take official visit to Tech

UCF commit Antwan Owens to take official visit to Tech

Central Florida commit Antwan Owens will take an official visit to Georgia Tech over the weekend. The 6-foot-3, 286 pound defensive tackle is interested in visiting Atlanta not solely to learn about Tech, but to compare it to UCF. “I’m solid on my commitment to UCF,” Owens said. “I do want to take every opportunity I can to see other institutions just to reassure me UCF is...
Reviewing Georgia Tech’s win over Clemson

Reviewing Georgia Tech’s win over Clemson

  January 12, 2017, Atlanta: Georgia Tech center Ben Lammers, who led the team with 23 points, celebrates a 75-63 victory over Clemson with the fans during an NCAA basketball game on Thursday, Jan.
What was said after Georgia Tech’s win over Clemson

What was said after Georgia Tech’s win over Clemson

Quotes following Georgia Tech’s 75-63 win over Clemson Thursday night GEORGIA TECH COACH JOSH PASTNER “The big thing today was Justin Moore and Josh Heath had 11 assists to three turnovers. They played the right way. They hit singles, they kept it simple, they were sound, and when they play like that, good things happen.” “I was proud of Quinton (Stephens). I know he missed...
5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s win over Clemson

5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s win over Clemson

Georgia Tech was bothersome on defense and scraped enough points together at the other end. The final product was the Yellow Jackets’ second win in ACC play, a 75-63 win over Clemson Thursday night at McCamish Pavilion. Tech is 10-6 overall but, more importantly, 2-2 in the ACC, the first time that the Jackets have been .500 after four games in ACC play since the 2010-11 season. Where Tech&rsquo...
Photos: Georgia Tech upsets Clemson

Photos: Georgia Tech upsets Clemson

Georgia Tech holds back Clemson for second ACC win

Georgia Tech holds back Clemson for second ACC win

Georgia Tech not only won Thursday night at McCamish Pavilion, but beat Clemson going away. The Yellow Jackets gained momentum at the finish line, scoring on 11 of their final 16 possessions to hold off the Tigers 75-63. After running its top-10 gauntlet against North Carolina, Duke and Louisville to open ACC play, Tech is now 10-6 overall and 2-2 in the ACC. Picked to finish 14th in the ACC, the...
Nashville, Tenn. junior receives 2018 offer from Tech

Nashville, Tenn. junior receives 2018 offer from Tech

Three-star Nashville, Tenn. athlete Jaylon King received a 2018 offer from Georgia Tech. King, a 6-foot, 165 pound junior at Ensworth High School, annouced his offer on Twitter on Thursday writing, “Blessed to receive my first ACC offer from Georgia Tech.” King has five total offers from Tech, Memphis, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, according to 247 Sports.
Meiko Dotson, Harland Howell joining Tech’s list of transfers

Meiko Dotson, Harland Howell joining Tech’s list of transfers

Georgia Tech had its sixth and seventh players opt to transfer since the end of the regular season, cornerback Meiko Dotson and wide receiver Harland Howell. Both played their redshirt freshman seasons in 2016. Dotson, from Daytona Beach, Fla., played in 12 games this season, mostly in a special-teams role. He had two tackles. Howell, from Wheeler High, played in six games, mostly on special teams...
Tech commits Clark, Quinney to take official visit on Jan. 20

Tech commits Clark, Quinney to take official visit on Jan. 20

Georgia Tech’s newest commit to the signing class of 2017 Charlie Clark will take an official visit to Tech the weekend of Jan. 2 Along with a few unsigned recruits and Tech commit Zach Quinney, the 2-star offensive guard will be part of a packed recruiting weekend before Signing Day on Feb. 1. “I’ve known Zach Quinney for a while and I’m pretty close with him...
Seven Georgia Tech commits to visit Tech this weekend

Seven Georgia Tech commits to visit Tech this weekend

In a final recruiting push, Georgia Tech commits will flood Tech’s campus on Friday and Saturday for official visits. This weekend, Tech commits defensive backs Tre Swilling and Dameon Williams, linebackers Bruce Jordan-Swilling and TD Roof, running back Jerry Howard, dual-threat quarterback Tobias Oliver and defensive end Cortez Alston will visit their future home in Atlanta, Ga. Most of the...
Tre Swilling helped recruit Tech’s Cortez Alston

Tre Swilling helped recruit Tech’s Cortez Alston

The Westminster Schools defensive end Cortez Alston committed to Georgia Tech on Dec. 21 after recruiting effort from signing class member and future Tech defensive back Tre Swilling. Alston admits that Swilling, who will play on Tech’s defense along with Alston and Swilling’s brother and future Tech linebacker Bruce Jordan-Swilling in the fall, had some influence on his decision. &ldquo...
Wide receiver Michael Smith to visit Tech

Wide receiver Michael Smith to visit Tech

Vero Beach, Fla. wide receiver Michael Smith will visit Georgia Tech on Saturday, according to Jon Santucci of Treasure Coast Newspapers. Smith, a 6-foot-2, 200 pound senior at Vero Beach High School, received an offer from the Yellow Jackets on Jan. 6. Smith announced his offer on Twitter writing, “Blessed to receive another offer from Georgia Tech.” The senior wide receiver has offers...
Why Ben Lammers might be the ACC’s most improved player

Why Ben Lammers might be the ACC’s most improved player

Before Georgia Tech’s game Saturday against No. 9 Louisville, center Ben Lammers picked out a quiet spot on the McCamish Pavilion floor to stretch. However, a TV cameraman soon found him and placed his camera no less than two feet away from Lammers’ face, Tech assistant coach Eric Reveno recalled. It’s commonplace for a televised basketball game, a shot for commentators to talk over...
Kendric Haynes to take official visit Tech on Jan. 28

Kendric Haynes to take official visit Tech on Jan. 28

Three-star outside linebacker Kendric Haynes said he would take his official to visit Georgia Tech on Saturday, but will instead visit on Jan. 28. Haynes, a 6-foot-1, 224 pound senior at Murphy High School in Mobile, Ala., announced his intended visit over the weekend upcoming visit on Twitter on Tuesday. Haynes has offers from nine total schools including Auburn, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU and Minnesota...
How Rand Rowland earned his Georgia Tech scholarship

How Rand Rowland earned his Georgia Tech scholarship

It wasn’t so much being placed on scholarship for his final semester that meant so much to Georgia Tech walk-on forward Rand Rowland. It was the reaction that teammates and coaches had for him when coach Josh Pastner made the announcement prior to the Yellow Jackets’ game Saturday against No. 9 Louisville. Rowland has loved serving mostly as a practice player for the Jackets since arriving...
Notable underclassmen to declare for 2017 NFL Draft

Notable underclassmen to declare for 2017 NFL Draft

A number of college football stars with ties to Georgia are among the underclassmen declaring for early entry to the 2017 NFL Draft.
Defensive end Cortez Alston won’t enroll early

Defensive end Cortez Alston won’t enroll early

Defensive end Cortez Alston will not enroll early at Georgia Tech, but will finish out his senior year at the Westminster Schools. AlthoughWestminster in Atlanta, Ga. doesn’t offer early graduation, Alston is glad he has one more semester of high school. “I probably wouldn’t have (enrolled early) either way,” Alston joked. “(I’m delaying when) the real world hits...
Stockbridge defensive end to visit Tech on Jan. 20

Stockbridge defensive end to visit Tech on Jan. 20

Three-star defensive end Kelton Dawson plans to visit Georgia Tech during the weekend of Jan. 20. Dawson, is uncommitted and unsure of his top schools as of January, but Tech could draw Dawson with the campus being less than 30 minutes from his hometown of Stockbridge, Ga. During his visit, Dawson is looking for clarity about what Tech’s program looks like and how he could fit. “(I want...
Tampa hands off title game to Atlanta

Tampa hands off title game to Atlanta

Less than 12 hours after the end of college football’s national championship game in Tampa, the event was formally handed off to Atlanta, which will host next season’s title game. At a news conference at the Tampa Convention Center on Tuesday, the local host committee delivered to its Atlanta counterparts a football helmet bearing the College Football Playoff logo. Attached to the helmet...
Clemson’s breathless win was the right result at the right time

Clemson’s breathless win was the right result at the right time

We need to be careful. Sometimes, as Dr. Freud averred, a cigar is just a cigar. After a finish like Monday night’s (actually Tuesday morning’s), the temptation to ascribe Cosmic Meaning is great, when all that might have happened was Clemson having the ball last. That said … This felt like the right result at the right time. The right result for Clemson, which we once mocked for...
Georgia Tech finishes just out of AP top 25

Georgia Tech finishes just out of AP top 25

Georgia Tech just missed a spot in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll, finishing second among teams also receiving votes. Tech’s TaxSlayer Bowl win over Kentucky moved the Yellow Jackets’ from 12th among teams just outside of the Top 25. In the final poll, there were four teams in the Top 25 that were not ranked in the previous poll — No. 20 Miami, No. 22 Tennessee, No. 23 Utah...
Peachtree Ridge defensive lineman plans to visit Tech

Peachtree Ridge defensive lineman plans to visit Tech

Defensive lineman Josh Johnson has planned an official visit to Georgia Tech for the weekend of Jan. 20, according to 247 Sports. Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 240 pound senior at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga. is uncommitted, but has offers from Tech, Kentucky, Appalachian State, Charleston Southern, Charlotte, Connecticut, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Mercer, Samford and...
Difficult to question ACC’s superiority in 2016

Difficult to question ACC’s superiority in 2016

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson celebrates in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.
Watson and Clemson meet their moment, and it’s a classic

Watson and Clemson meet their moment, and it’s a classic

Hunter Renfrow snags the winner. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) TAMPA — This mightn’t have been the greatest game ever played — though it’s probably in the top five — but it might be the most popular.

Georgia Tech’s (not great) history against defending national champions

Clemson Tigers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud (34) gets tackled by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive back Step Durham (8) in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Thursday, September 22, 2016.
Marist’s Charlie Clark is Georgia Tech’s 15th commitment

Marist’s Charlie Clark is Georgia Tech’s 15th commitment

Marist School offensive lineman Charlie Clark committed to Tulane last May, but kept hearing from Georgia Tech after his decision. Yellow Jackets coaches were interested, but wanted to see how his senior season progressed. They finally came through with a scholarship offer on Sunday morning, and Clark accepted later the same day. “I think it was just overall the best opportunity, with staying...
Todd Stansbury considering change for Bobby Dodd Stadium

Todd Stansbury considering change for Bobby Dodd Stadium

Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury doesn’t know what it would look like or where in Bobby Dodd Stadium it would go. But he has interest in bringing a stadium concept to Tech football games similar to what he introduced previously at Central Florida and Oregon State in an effort to differentiate the stadium experience for fans. During his tenure at UCF, he helped develop a 10,000-square-foot...
Jaytlin Askew, Gentry Bonds enroll early

Jaytlin Askew, Gentry Bonds enroll early

Jaytlin Askew and Gentry Bonds are high-school prospects no longer. Both players have enrolled at Georgia Tech, which began its spring semester Monday. Both graduated from high school early to enroll at Tech in January. The early start will enable Askew and Bonds, both cornerbacks, to participate in offseason workouts and spring practice. Askew was a three-star prospect from McEachern High. He had...
Nothing against Bama, but college football needs Clemson to win

Nothing against Bama, but college football needs Clemson to win

Can nothing stem this raging Tide? (AP Photo/John Bazemore) TAMPA — Ahead of the national championship game, we address an issue of national importance, at least as it pertains to sports: Does college football need Alabama to lose?
Reviewing Tech’s loss to No. 9 Louisville

Reviewing Tech’s loss to No. 9 Louisville

Georgia Tech’s Quinton Stephens, center, passes the ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Atlanta, Saturday, Jan.
The no-Kiffin look: Alabama will be better with Sarkisian calling plays

The no-Kiffin look: Alabama will be better with Sarkisian calling plays

Sarkisian in the spotlight. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) TAMPA — Steve Sarkisian was downright serene at Saturday’s Media Day, which only made sense.
What Josh Pastner, Tech players said after the game

What Josh Pastner, Tech players said after the game

Post-game quotes from Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner, Louisville assistant coach David Padgett and Tech players Josh Okogie and Ben Lammers. Game story can be read here , 5 things to know about the game here . GEORGIA TECH COACH JOSH PASTNER “Just that first four, five minutes, it was like the movie ‘Jaws’ or something where...
5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s loss to No. 9 Louisville

5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s loss to No. 9 Louisville

It wasn’t an upset of North Carolina, and it wasn’t a 53-point loss at Duke. Georgia Tech’s 65-50 loss to No. 9 Louisville on Saturday afternoon at McCamish Pavilion was somewhere in between. The Yellow Jackets gave good effort, defended fairly well (inside the 3-point arc, at least) and made enough of a run at the Cardinals that coach Rick Pitino was compelled to call a timeout...
No. 9 Louisville holds off Georgia Tech

No. 9 Louisville holds off Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech’s third game of the ACC season was somewhere between its upset of North Carolina and its blowout loss to Duke. Playing its third consecutive game against an AP top 10 team – a first in team history – the Yellow Jackets fell to No. 9 Louisville 65-50 Saturday at McCamish Pavilion. The Jackets gave the Cardinals trouble on the defensive end, but were adrift with the ball...