For the second time in the 2021 cycle, the Georgia Tech football program has been able to land a prized recruit from in-state powerhouse Grayson.
Three-star defensive end Noah Collins will be joining Grayson teammate Jamal Haynes on the Flats as he announced his commitment to the Yellow Jackets on Friday afternoon. Collins is the second commitment in three days for the Yellow Jackets, joining Douglas County standout Joshua Robinson who committed to the program on Wednesday.
Collins, a 6-foot-3.5 and 215-pound defensive end is ranked by 247Sports’s composite rankings as the No.577 recruit in the country and the No.46 player in the state of Georgia. He’s also ranked as the No.40 weakside defensive end overall.
Prior to Friday’s announcement, Collins had been committed to the UCF Knights for just over three months after committing to them in the first week of February. Collins announced his flip to the Yellow Jackets on Twitter with the statement, “Not going anywhere…I’m Staying home.”
Outside of Georgia Tech and UCF, Collins has received 25 scholarship offers so far during his recruitment. Notable programs to offer him include Arizona State, Baylor, Florida, LSU, Maryland, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas, and Texas A&M. It’s fair to say that Collins is a highly regarded recruit with his list of offers which includes obviously the defending national champions in the LSU Tigers.
The Jackets now have three defensive ends in the 2020 recruiting class joining the aforementioned Joshua Robinson as well as three-star Grey Carroll. Overall, Collins is commitment No.6 of the class that is now ranked No.46 in the country and No.9 in the ACC according to 247Sports.
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After getting off to a slow start in this cycle after a top-30 class in the 2020 recruiting cycle, the Yellow Jackets appear to finally be gaining momentum with three commitments in a 10-day span. The Coronavirus pandemic has obviously played quite the role across the country in recruiting and wit will be interesting to see how it impacts the Jackets 2021 class long term.