Georgia Tech started July off on the right foot on the recruiting trail with a commitment from three-star offensive lineman Michael Rankins.
Florida native Michael Rankins has found his next home, that being The Flats of Georgia Tech. On Monday morning, the three-star, top-500 player nationally committed to the Georgia Tech football program. Rankins becomes commitment No.19 for the Jackets in the 2020 recruiting class and the fourth offensive tackle to make the call to Geoff Collins and Brent Key.
As mentioned above, Rankins is a top-500 player nationally and is also ranked as a top-40 offensive tackle and top-75 player in the state of Florida. He is now one of five commitments to call the Sunshine State home.
At 6-foot-5 and 275-pounds, Rankins already possesses great size and still has a good amount of room to grow, he still could potentially add another inch or two which could make him an imposing offensive lineman. Rankins is the Jackets highest ranked offensive lineman now in a class that may not feature a ton of star power in recruiting rankings but does feature a strong group of big offensive lineman who have room to grow and have good base skill sets. We’ll have a deeper look at his skill set tomorrow.
Rankins in his recruitment has totaled 15 reported offers from a combination of power five and group of five programs. He had notable offers from Auburn, Louisville, Florida State, and Wake Forest.
As mentioned above, Rankins is commitment No.19 in the 2020 recruiting class leaving a handful spots left for the Jackets to fill in the upcoming months. There’s still over five-to-seven months until the 2020 signing class becomes official as well, leaving plenty of time for both commitments and decommitments to take place. For Georgia Tech, the 2020 recruiting class so far can only be considered a resounding success especially considering Geoff Collins has yet to coach a game as the Jackets head coach. Last year, the Jackets finished with the country’s 51st best recruiting class and as of today, their 2020 class is ranked 21st in the country with an average recruiting rating of .8617.