Georgia Tech’s football program is building their 2019 recruiting class and it appears that the Jackets are one step closer now to landing tight end Dylan Deveney.
Georgia Tech’s first tight end offer in the 2019 recruiting class and the first offer to a player in the position in 11-years went out to New Jersey tight end Dylan Deveny. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound tight end, a Rutgers commitment since June 20th, confirmed last night following an official visit to The Flats that he decommited from Rutgers.
Following his visit and decommitment, the Yellow Jackets received three 247Sports crystal ball picks including one from national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn.
With that being said, it seems like a commitment from Deveney to the Yellow Jackets can come at anytime and it will be interesting to see whether or not he decides to commit and sign on Wednesday or if he will wait to sign in February in hopes of picking up more offers.
Deveney has 11 scholarship offers in total, a mixture of both FBS and FCS schools. He has five additional power five offers in Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and of course Rutgers.
The Hun School (Princeton, NJ) tight end is ranked as a top 1,250-player in 247Sports’s composite ranking as well as the 55th ranked tight end and the 27th best player in the state of New Jersey. 247Sports’ themselves like Deveney a little more, ranking him as the 931st best player in the country, the 41st best tight end, and 19th best player in the Garden State.
At 6-foot-6, and 245-pounds, Deveney presents ideal tight end size and seems to be at a maturity level in physical development that could allow him to play right away on The Flats. The Yellow Jackets wouldn’t really have much of a choice at this point either though as Deveney would be the only natural tight end at the position though he is still a considerably raw prospect. According to a piece by the AJC’s Ken Sugiura, Deveney has only been playing football two seasons and is currently in a post-graduate season at the Hun School.
That being said, the Yellow Jackets probably will look to add an additional natural tight end to the roster either through the 2019 recruiting class or in the form of a transfer. Head coach Geoff Collins surely will also move a few players to the position this spring in hopes of building some depth at the position going forward.
Currently, the Yellow Jackets have 17 commitments in their 2019 recruiting class which is ranked 49th in the country and 11th in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets have a handful of spots left right now but most likely will add a few more available scholarships with roster attrition following the bowl game.