German born defensive end Julius Welschof announced his commitment to Georgia Tech football on Wednesday afternoon.
Welschof a consensus three-star recruit according to 247Sports was down to final seven of Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Minnesota, Rutgers, Temple, UCF, and UConn. The only other school that Welschof took an official visits to Iowa State, Temple, and UConn. Overall, he held 14 scholarship offers and also had some interest from Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State.
Welschof’s commitment to the Yellow Jackets doesn’t come as that much of a surprise. With his official visit coming just days before his commitment, Tech was the last school that Welschof had an impression of.
One major factor that played into Welschof’s decision could be the Jackets development of another overseas product, that being Adam Gostis. Like Welschof, Gostis was an athletic talent but still raw on the football field. Gostis would be drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by Denver Broncos.
Welschof presents a defensive end for Georgia Tech that is still raw as a prospect but has an insane amount of athletic talent. At 6-foot-6, 248-pound Welschof has a 40-yard dash time of 4.55, which would’ve been among the best at last year’s NFL Draft combine.
In his commitment stream prevented by Premier Players International, Welschof noted that Georgia Tech’s reputation both on the field and in the classroom played a part in his commitment. It was also said that Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson will be making an in-home visit to Wleschof and his family in Germany.
Overall, Welschof is Georgia Tech’s 16th commitment in the 2018 recruiting class that is extremely heavy on the defensive side of the ball.