Georgia Tech received commitment #11 on Tuesday from Stone Mountain product Joshua Black.
Stephenson High School product Joshua Black flipped his commitment on Tuesday from Western Kentucky to Georgia Tech. The 6’4”, 270-pound offensive lineman from Stone Mountain is the 11th commitment of the 2019 recruiting class for the Yellow Jackets.
He joins North Carolina offensive lineman Larry Dowdy as the only two offensive lineman of the recruiting class so far. So far the class has been heavy offensively with 7 of the 11 commitments being offensive players which means there should be a run on defensive commitments in the upcoming months.
Black holds additional offers from Louisville, Wake Forrest, Tennessee, and South Carolina, to name a few. Despite having those choices amongst others, Black decided that it was right to stick close to home and play for the Yellow Jackets.
Black has played both ways of the ball in high school on offensive and defensive line for Stephenson. If the offensive line doesn’t work out for Black, the coaching staff could look to move him to the defensive line in the future. The Jackets currently have no defensive lineman committed in the 2019 class. At the next level defensively he would project to a defensive tackle most likely.
Overall, 247Sports ranks Black as a three-star recruit with a .8111 rating which classified him as your average FBS football player. He won’t be a high impact player in a likelihood but could develop into a quality starter or strong backup at the next level. The composite rankings have him as a top 2,000 player and the 180th best player in the Peach State.