Georgia Tech Football Recruiting: National Signing Day Commitments, Needs And Targets

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 26: Members of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take the field before the game against Bacarri Rambo #18 of the Georgia Bulldogs at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Georgia Tech still has a little bit of ground to make up in the ACC on National Signing Day. Visit Georgia Tech blog From the Rumble Seat for live updates.

This Georgia Tech football recruiting National Signing Day preview is provided by SB Nation's excellent Georgia Tech site, From The Rumble Seat. The authors at FTRS will be reporting live from Bobby Dodd Stadium on NSD, so be sure to check them out for up-to-date information on the Yellow Jackets.

Looking for National Signing Day coverage of other teams or recruits? Head to SB Nation College Football Recruiting.

The Current Haul

Four-star ATH (QB) Justin Thomas, 5'11", 175lb, Prattville, AL
Four-star DE Francis Kallon, 6'5", 260lb, Lawrenceville, GA
Three-star ATH (RB/LB) Marcus Allen, 6'2", 210lb, Hilliard, FL
Three-star WR/DB Anthony Autry, 6'2", 180lb, Norcross, GA
Three-star OL Freddie Burden, 6'3", 290lb, Statesboro, GA
Three-star DE Rod Chungong, 6'3", 250lb, Olney, MD
Three-star DT Pat Gamble, 6'5", 275lb, Carrollton, GA
Three-star S Lynn Griffin, 6'0", 206lb, Jacksonville, FL
Three-star ATH (WR/LB) Travin Henry, 6'4", 228lb, Adele, GA
Three-star OL Chase Roberts, 6'3", 285lb, Norcross, GA
Three-star LB Tyler Stargel, 6'3", 250lb, Gulf Shores, AL
Three-star ATH (WR) Michael Summers, 6'1", 190lb, Statesboro, GA
Three-star DB D.J. White, 5'10", 180lb, McDonough, GA
Two-star DT Adam Gotsis, 6'4", 290lb, Melbourne, Australia (might be the greatest two-star signing of the year by anyone)
Two-star P Ryan Rodwell, 6'2", 215lb, DeLand, FL

Still On The Board

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Four-star defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson: Currently between Tech, Alabama, and Georgia, by which I mean Tech and Alabama. He's reportedly made his decision, but isn't telling anyone until Wednesday. All three schools have sent him a Letter of Intent in hopes that he'll sign it, and popular theories held that if he got one from Alabama, he'd sign it and join the Tide. We'll see how it all ends up, but it doesn't currently look good for the Jackets.

Three-star offensive lineman Will Adams: This kid's been committed to Tech since the summer (and still is, officially), but when offered a last minute visit by Auburn this past weekend, he took it. Then he turned them down, affirming his commitment to Georgia Tech, causing Georgia Tech to cancel a visit for another three-star offensive lineman that's committed to Rutgers. Then he changed his mind again and actually visited them, and upon leaving, was reportedly a "coin flip" between us and Auburn. He's said that he's still officially committed to Tech, but now it's looking more and more like he'll sign with Auburn, according to Rivals' Kelly Quinlan. One of the more disappointing stories surrounding GT recruiting this year.

Three-star linebacker Beau Hankins: He was a last-minute visitor with Tech last weekend and really enjoyed his visit. He's put Tech up there as one of his favorites with Arkansas and Penn State among others, and Quinlan expects there's reason to think the Jackets are the favorite at this point and that they'll be getting a letter with his signature Wednesday morning. Time will tell though. Hankins won't make-or-break the class, but he'd be a nice addition nonetheless, and it's always a thing of pride saying you had a commitment who was wanted by a top-10 team in the country.

Three-star linebacker Harding Harper: There has been some rumbling about this kid. He's pretty high on Arkansas, and some thought he might be a package deal with Hankins wherever they decided to go. However, none of that is true, and he doesn't even have an offer from Tech, according to sources. So if anyone says anything about him to you, tell them they're wrong and punch them in the face, as Paul Johnson has taught us.

Here's to hoping that National Signing Day is good to the Tech football program. We have a good recruiting class so far, but retaining Adams and signing Hankins and Tomlinson would make for a fantastic Wednesday for our program. There are more possibilities for signing in the next couple weeks after NSD, but that's for another time. We'll be with you at 7 a.m. tomorrow to give live updates on whose letters have arrived.


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