The Georgia Tech football program has landed in the top six for in-state wide receiver Ricky White.
The Georgia Tech football program is one of the hottest programs on the recruiting trail in the country over the last few months and will look to add more prospects in the upcoming weeks and months. Last week, wide receiver Bryce Gowdy tweeted he would be taking an official visit to The Flats on Memorial Day weekend. On Sunday, the Jackets received good news about another wide receiver, this time, Marietta native Ricky White. The Jackets were one of six programs to make the cut for the class of 2020 wideout.
A three-star recruit according to 247Sports’s composite rankings, White is ranked as a top-900 player nationally, a top-90 player in the Peach State and a top-160 wide receiver in the country. White has obtained 29 reported offers throughout the process so far, a good mixture of Group of 5 programs and Power 5 programs.
Notable programs to offer the 6-foot-1, 175-pound wideout include Louisville, Michigan State, Wake Forest, and West Virginia. White was able to narrow that list of 29 offers down to six programs that he will use to guide his decision making going forward.
Joining the Jackets in that group of six includes; Louisville, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and West Virginia. According to his 247Sports profile, the Michigan State Spartans are the favorites to land White but only two crystal ball predictions have been logged thus far; both coming at the beginning of April after White took an unofficial visit to East Lansing.
The Yellow Jackets only officially got involved offer wise with White at the beginning of the month, offering him back on May 8th. Since then, the two sides must have been getting along pretty well with White including the Jackets in his top six despite being offered by the program a few weeks ago. It’s similar to the situation of Bryce Gowdy.
White has not set any timetable for any potential decision as of yet and no timetable on any official visits he plans on taking. If White has a commitable offer from the Yellow Jackets, the coaching staff has to like where they sit with White despite just only offering a few weeks ago. The Jackets have obviously made good strides in his recruitment so far and being a local school has to help at the same time. The Jackets have been preaching the idea of keeping 404 talent in the 404. While Marietta isn’t technically in the 404 it’s pretty darn close.
Overall, it’s hard to tell where this recruitment stands in terms of where White is in his decision-making process and where the Jackets sit among other teams. But the Jackets appear to be in a good position for White heading into the end of May and early June.
According to 247Sports’s team rankings, Georgia Tech’s 2020 recruiting class is ranked as the 13th best class in the country as of Monday morning and the fifth best in the ACC. The Jackets have one wide receiver commit so far out of their 12 commitments, that being Grayson standout Ryan King.