According to Michael Carvell’s ajc.com piece, the Yellow Jackets have picked up their fifth commit for the 2016 recruiting class in Garrett Rigby.
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Rigby actually committed on sight Sunday when he was given the offer at a Georgia Tech camp for potential recruiting prospects.
The 3-star safety from Tucker High School is rated as the 157th best player in the State of Georgia.
By taking a glance at the schools that he had to choose from he obviously has the brains to go along with the game.
The ajc.com piece list Harvard, Yale, and Princeton among other schools such as Iowa State, Iowa, North Carolina and Illinois as some of the 16 collegiate offers he entertained.
Rigby’s head coach at Tucker High Bryan Lamar, sees this as a winning situation for the safety/quarterback.
This is what Coach Lamar said in the ajc.com piece:
“I think it’s a good fit. It was one of those situations where they had been evaluating him, and they wanted to see what he could do in camp. He’s a real smart kid. He’s a high-academic kid, and he wanted to get into engineering.”
From the looks of the video he is a strong and elusive runner who throws very well on the run. He even made a couple throws coming across his body that were impressive.
Though the video shows him making some solid defensive plays, his skills with the ball in his hands offensively are very strong.
At 6-foot, 190 lbs, and from the looks of his footage, quarterback is the spot for him and he would excel in Paul Johnson’s offense.
He might need some work on his throwing motion, but he is obviously a smart kid and can figure out what he needs to do rather quickly.