Georgia Tech on Tuesday received a BIG TIME commitment from four-star wide receiver Bryce Gowdy out of Deerfield Beach, Florida.
The Georgia Tech football program landed one of their most coveted recruits of the 2020 recruiting cycle on Wednesday, when four-star wideout and Deerfield Beach, Florida native Bryce Gowdy committed to the Jackets. He announced his commitment via Instagram as well as live on the Tony Sands Show in Deerfield Beach.
Gowdy becomes commitment No.20 in the Jackets recruiting class that has defied expectations thus far even for a hard-working and strong recruiting resume for Geoff Collins and his staff. He becomes the second wide receiver commit in the 2020 class for the Jackets as well joining Grayson (GA) standout Ryan King, one of the Jackets earliest commitments in the class of 2020.
Gowdy is listed as a four-star recruit by all three major recruiting services (247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals). Rivals is currently the highest recruiting service on Gowdy with him being ranked as a top-250 recruit in the nation, coming in at No.220. They also rank him as the 40th best wide receiver in the country in the class of 2020 and the 31st best player out of Florida.
Gowdy committed to the Jackets over 29 other scholarship offers including offers from significant programs such as Auburn, Florida, Oregon, and Penn State to just name a few. That being said, his recruitment in the end came down to too ACC programs with the Yellow Jackets and the Syracuse Orange.
What he brings to The Flats:
At 6-foot-2 and just around 200-pounds, Gowdy right off the bat has a great frame for a wide receiver. Obviously the Yellow Jackets strength and conditioning staff will want to shape Gowdy a little bit once he arrives on campus either this upcoming winter or next summer but either way Gowdy is coming in with a frame that the staff could very easily develop.
Gowdy is by no means a burner when it comes to his speed but he has enough speed to make things happen both closer to the line of scrimmage and with deep balls. He has what appears to be a fantastic knack for finding the ball and getting his arms above the defenders to make the catch.
He is what would be best described as a possession receiver, a wide out that an offense can trust to make catches and pick up 7-10 yards per reception. He will rarely have receptions that break for 40, 50, 60 yards but he’ll be reliable in picking up much needed first downs. With that, he’s the type of wide receiver that can easily lead a team in receptions while also picking up a quite a big amount of receiving yards thanks to the volume of targets and receptions he would have over the course of the season.