The newest offer from the Georgia Tech football program has gone out to the son of a 13-year NFL veteran.
The Georgia Tech football coaching staff has extended an offer to defensive end Howard Cross III of Montvale, NJ. A member of the St. Joseph Regional (SJR) football team had 7 seven sacks last season in 11 games for SJR
A member of the 2019 recruiting class, Cross now holds eight scholarship offers, all coming from ACC or Big Ten schools. He is currently unranked by each major recruiting service.
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According to an NJ.com article by Todderick Hunt, written back when Rutgers offered Cross at the end of last month, Cross says education is more of an importance than football.
"Ultimately, his recruitment could come down to which of his options provide the best academic opportunity.“As much as I love football, I’m looking more for the education,” he said."
If education is Cross’s priority, then Georgia Tech could be in a very good situation going forward. With Georgia Tech getting in early on his recruitment, it also allows the Jackets to get a bit of a head start on other programs.
Howard Cross II was a sixth-round draft pick of the New York Giants in the 1986 NFL Draft out of Alabama. A member of the Giants 1989 Super Bowl winning team, Cross started in all 217 potential career games across the regular season and playoffs. Over his 13-year career Cross had 201 career receptions for 2,194-yards and 17 touchdowns.