The first spring game of the Geoff Collins era has been completed with the Gold team coming out on top in a 30-20 victory.
The first Georgia Tech spring game of the Geoff Collins era was an overwhelming success it’s safe to say. To go along with a good game on the field that saw the Gold team come out on top with a 30-20 victory, the program saw a record attendance for the game while also seeing over 200 recruits in attendance. Here are some of the notes we collected from the game.
- Over 200 recruits attended the Jackets spring game (Kelly Quinlan – Rivals).
- The Jackets received two commitments on Friday but only one has come public. That would be the commitment from defensive end Akelo Stone. The Jackets now have 11 commitments in the 2020 recruiting class that are public.
- The Jackets had one of their top 2021 targets in Kamar Wilcoxson on campus for the Spring Game. Wilcoxson on Saturday morning following the spring game decommitted from the University of Florida.
- Top 2020 offensive line target Tate Johnson was in attendance for the spring game (Steve Wiltfong – 247Sports $$$).
On the field:
- Record attendance for the game of nearly 22,000 was there on Friday night according to Georgia Tech.
- The Jackets had a nice tough with Brandon Adam’s #90 in a heart on the field during the spring game.
- Tobias Oliver was out for Friday night’s game with what appears to be an arm injury (wearing a sling) but with the new coaching staff, not much word will be given on injuries. Connor Hansen was also out with what looks to be an arm injury, also wearing a sling. (Ken Sugiura – AJC). Tight end grad transfer Tyler Davis didn’t appear in the game for the Yellow Jackets.
- Lucas Johnson solidified himself at the top of the quarterback depth chart with a strong spring game performance. He completed 12-of-16 passing attempts for 87-yards and one touchdown. Walk- ons Ryan Lantz and Liam Byrne both played a strong amount in the spring game. Redshirt freshman James Graham struggled, completing just 4-of-10 passing attempts.
- Both Malachi Carter and Adonicas Sanders both looked pretty good in the spring game on Friday, both making great catches during the game. Tech fans should see plenty of them this season.
- Walkon defensive end Curtis Ryans had a good showing with three sacks. Redshirt freshman Jordan Domineck had a good showing himself adding in two sacks for 11-yards. OL/DL Jahaziel Lee showed off his versatility adding a sack of his own.
- Senior linebacker David Curry lead the White team defense with 10 tackles.
Overall, the first spring game of the Geoff Collins era should be viewed as a resounding success. The game itself was clean and pretty good all things considered and was a good way to usher the fanbase into a new era of Georgia Tech football. The Jackets paying tribute to the triple option with a few plays was a nice way to acknowledge the past while looking forward to the future.
The spring game also seemed to be a success from a recruiting standpoint and while the program may not necessarily see a ton of commitments in the upcoming days from the spring game itself, the spring game definitely helped put into motion the Jackets chances with a few top targets.
We’ll have more on the spring game in the upcoming days including stars on both sides of the ball, breakdown of the quarterback play, and where the Jackets will go from here in preparation for the 2019 season. Only 124 days until Georgia Tech takes the field against Clemson on August 29th.