The Georgia Tech football program earned their sixth offensive line commitment on Sunday from Mississippi offensive lineman Ryan Spiers.
Games are won and lost in the trenches and Georgia Tech going forward is looking to build on both sides of the ball. On Sunday, the Jackets earned their sixth commitment from an offensive lineman as Biloxi, Mississippi offensive lineman Ryan Spiers committed to the Yellow Jackets.
Spiers, an unranked player by all the major recruiting services is commit No.21 of the 2020 recruiting class for the Yellow Jackets. He is the first commit from the state of Mississippi in the class as well. Before committing to the Jackets, Spiers also had scholarship offers from a few Group of Five programs in Louisiana-Monroe, South Alabama, and UAB. It’s not an offer list that will blow you away by any means but this is one of those commitments where the fans just need to trust the coaching staff and their grading of the recruit in question.
Spiers according to his recruiting profile, is 6-foot-4 and 275-pounds which is good size for a high school senior. He still has plenty of time and room to grow into his frame as well. With Spiers commitment, each of the Jackets offensive line commitments are over 6-foot-3 and 270-pounds. Going forward, getting that size on the offensive line will be important for the Jackets as they had one of the smaller offensive lines in college football under Paul Johnson and his coaching staff.
The commitment for Spiers comes a day after the Mississippi native made an unofficial visit to The Flats for the Jackets 14-10 win over the USF Bulls. In that game, the Jackets offensive line performed decently, allowing the Jackets to rush for 181-yards rushing and allowing just two sacks on the game. It wasn’t a perfect performance but it was another encouraging performance from the Brent Key coached position group.
Overall, Spiers has some quality attributes to his game and is a player that can be developed into a starting offensive lineman for the Jackets down the road. That being said, Spiers still has some growing too do both physically and in his game before he sees the field on The Flats. He’s probably a bit more of a project at this point but he’s worth taking a flier on in the 2020 recruiting class.