Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins earned one of his biggest recruiting wins of his career on Wednesday afternoon.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Georgia Tech football program signed one of their top recruits in program history. Dalton, Georgia native Jahmyr Gibbs officially signed his letter of intent on Wednesday, making him a part of the Georgia Tech football program.
The four-star prospect originally committed to Georgia Tech last year, at the end of May. Gibbs, would rise up the recruiting rankings and boards of colleges across the country during his senior season earning offers from schools such as Alabama, Florida, LSU, and Ohio State. Gibbs, however stayed committed despite those offers.
That being said, it wasn’t always a sure thing that Gibbs would land at Tech, at least from the outside. Gibbs had the opportunity to sign during the early signing period but decided not to, giving him the opportunity to take several official visits and think more about his decision. Gibbs at points had visits lined up for Alabama, Ohio State, LSU, and Florida.
Gibbs took his last official visit, this past weekend to The Flats, where Geoff Collins looked to ensure that the four-star would be signing with the Yellow Jackets on Wednesday. While Gibbs mind may or may not have been made up prior to last weekend, the visit to The Flats certainly didn’t hurt the Yellow Jackets chances.
According to 247Sports, Gibbs is Georgia Tech’s fifth best recruit ever, only behind the likes of Calvin Johnson (2004), Hobie Holiday (2000), Brandon Sumner (2000), and Derrik Morgan (2007). 247Sports’s composite rankings rate Gibbs as top-75 player in the nation, a top-10 running back, and a top-10 player in Georgia. He is the Jackets first top-100 signee since 2007 when the Jackets signed Derrik Morgan along with Morgan Burnett and Jonathan Dwyer. Of course, Geoff Collins was also responsible for part of that class’s success as he was Georgia Tech’s recruiting coordinator during the time.
As a player, the 5-foot-9, 191-pound running back may not have an all-purpose designation on his recruiting profile but Gibbs has the potential to be an all-purpose back for the Yellow Jackets. He has great speed, elusiveness, and vision, all that you can see in his highlight tape above. He’s simply a player who truly can be a game-changer and should see immediate playing time for the Jackets next season.
All in all, Georgia Tech fans have a lot to be excited about with the Geoff Collins era entering Year No.2. The Yellow Jackets first class under Collins can only be deemed an overwhelming success and it really is only scratching the surface of what the Jackets can do on the recruiting trail. With landing and keeping a player like Gibbs committed, Collins has shown that Georgia Tech has arrived on the recruiting scene and they’re not afraid to go up against anyone.