Georgia Tech football landed their second commitment on Thursday afternoon in TE Billy Wood.
It’s been a busy day for the Georgia Tech football program. Earlier Thursday afternoon, the Jackets landed their first commitment in QB Tucker Gleason. Now, the Yellow Jackets have added their second commitment of the day on Thursday, in Locust Grove tight end Billy Ward.
Ward, a three-star recruit is considered a top-1000 prospect by 247Sports and a top-30 tight end in the country. He’s also ranked as one of the top-75 players in the Peach State. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Locust Grove native has amassed 13 scholarship offers so far in his recruitment putting together a quality offer list. Other schools that have offered Wood include Boston College, Louisville, and Virginia.
Ward is coming off a great junior season that saw him bring in 49 receptions for 648-yards and 11 touchdowns. For his career, he has 76 receptions for 1,0006-yards and 16 touchdowns.
Ward is the second tight end commitment for the Jackets in the Geoff Collins era joining New Jersey native Dylan Deveney. That’s not counting, of course, the transfer of Tyler Davis into the program from UConn. It’s another step for the program in building depth for the long run at the position. Of course, Davis won’t be around in 2020 meaning that the Jackets will probably look to take two tight ends in the 2020 recruiting class.
Along with the commitment from Gleason, the Jackets have a good start to their 2020 class after not entering the day with a commitment. That being said, earlier today Kelly Quinlan of Rivals hinted to there being some silent commitments for the Jackets, so there may be other public announcements on their way in the upcoming days or weeks. Later in a reply , Quinlan said there are two silent commitments and one heavy lean. It’s unclear which one of those that Ward could have been.
Overall, it’s been a great day or the Yellow Jackets coaching staff as they can begin to get the ball rolling on the 2020 recruiting class. The Jackets have a chance to build a strong 2020 class and the coaching staff has been working extremely hard on a few of Georgia’s top products. It will be interesting to see how the 2020 class comes together in the upcoming months.