Georgia Tech Football Recruiting: How the Jackets class sits a week from early signing day

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 13: Lamont Simmons #6 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets celebrates after an interception against the Duke Blue Devils on October 13, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 13: Lamont Simmons #6 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets celebrates after an interception against the Duke Blue Devils on October 13, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Early national signing day is a week away and here’s how Georgia Tech football’s 2019 recruiting class stacks up.

Commitment count: 17

A week from national signing day and the Yellow Jackets are currently sitting at 17 commitments in the 2019 recruiting class. With 17 commitments, the Jackets have probably room for 3-5 more commitments in the class right now but depending on attrition following the bowl game, could have more scholarships available.

With the 17 commitments, the Jackets are ranked 48th in 247Sports’s recruiting rankings. They also rank 10th in the ACC. In terms of average rating, the Yellow Jackets are currently at a higher average than a year ago. They’re currently sitting at an average rating of .8526 compared to last year’s .8476.

Key Commitments:

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  • S Briton Allen:

One of the Yellow Jackets’ most recent commitments is IMG Academy’s Briton Allen who’s ranked as a top-400 player and a top-40 safety in the country. He’s the Yellow Jackets highest rated commitment

  • DUAL-QB Jordan Yates:

Yates is just outside the top ten of Georgia Tech’s commitments according to rating this season but the Milton High School quarterback had a tremendous senior season and will look to win a state championship on Wednesday night. One of the better passes recruited by Paul Johnson, Yates could still fit well into the Jackets’ new-look offense next season.

  • WR Kalani Norris

With the change in offensive scheme, wide receivers are going to be playing a much more important role for the Yellow Jackets going forward and Norris is the Yellow Jackets top wide receiver commitment.

Key Targets:

The Yellow Jackets have a few key targets left on their recruiting board.

  • RB Jamious Griffin: 

The NC State commitment has an official visit lined up to The Flats this weekend according to his Rivals profile and it appears that he’s a prime candidate for Geoff Collins to flip to the Jackets. Collins originally committed to the Wolfpack back in May but with the change at head coach, the Yellow Jackets have a new life in the recruitment.

  • OLB Kevon Glenn:

Glenn is currently expected to make it to The Flats this weekend for an official visit but was also recently offered by Florida State which will make it interesting down the stretch. Glenn currently is favored to land with the Seminoles but the Yellow Jackets could become a bigger threat to land him with a strong visit this weekend.

  • ILB Jamie Pettway

Pettway recently announced his top four in which the Yellow Jackets were included in and will make his decision next Wednesday. His top four also included Louisville, Missouri, and Tennessee. Pettway would be a tremendous late addition to the class if the Yellow Jackets coaching staff can pull it off.

  • DE Tomari Fox

One of the Jackets most sought after defensive line targets this year has been Suwanee, Georgia’s Toamri Fox. He’s recently coming off an official visit to Tech. You have to like where the Yellow Jackets sit for Fox while their biggest competition at this point appears to be the Iowa Hawkeyes.

  • WR Ahmarean Brown

The recently offered wide receiver is making an official visit to The Flats this weekend. A big-time play threat at wide receiver, the Yellow Jackets will look to land the highly offered three-star out of Florida. Brown, has been offered by programs such as Alabama, Michigan, and West Virginia to just name three but has over 20 offers total. Brown could be a game-changer on the outside for the Jackets.

Over the next week:

Over the next week, the recruiting trails around the country are going to be hot. Head coaches and assistant coaches will be spread out and will be looking to lock down already committed players while looking to land those still uncommitted. A majority of committed prospects will sign starting next Wednesday and that includes the Yellow Jackets. However, some players don’t always sign on early signing day. Those who don’t’ are usually solid threats to flip to another program while uncommitted prospects become more sought after. With a decent amount of attrition expected this offseason due to the coaching change, the Jackets should have a few extra scholarships offers to work with starting in January. Starting on Sunday, a no-contact period will begin which will run through January 1st.