Up today in Georgia Tech football 2021 signee profiles is tight end, Ben Postma out of Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas.
Georgia Tech dipped into the Lonestar State in 2021 to land three-star tight end Ben Postma. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound tight end is one of two “tight ends” to sign with the Jackets in the 2021 recruiting class joining Westlake (Atlanta, GA) standout Leo Blackburn. Blackburn, however, was announced by the Jackets as a wide receiver.
That being said, in 247Sports’s composite rankings, Postma finished the 2021 recruiting cycle as a top-1200 player in the country, a top-70 tight end, and a top-175 player in the state of Texas. Postma had 23 reported scholarship offers per his 247Sports page which included offers from Arkansas, Houston, Illinois, Kansas, Liberty, Memphis, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, SMU, UAB, and UCF. A quality offer list for the Texas native.
His highlights and what he brings to The Flats:
Postma brings quality size to the Jackets with his 6-foot-4 frame at 225-pounds, he’ll need to add a bit more weight to his frame which he’ll able to do so over a redshirt freshman season. He runs quality and rather crisp routes with a knack for finding his way open when the play breaks down. He has strong hands and is able to make plays at all levels of the passing game. He also shows good lower body strength with the ability to shed would-be tacklers and getting quality leverage on his blocks. Postma overall is a good receiving tight end and has good fundamentals in his blocking but will need to improve going forward if he wants to see consistent playing time at the collegiate level.
His future on The Flats:
Postma has solid potential going forward for the Yellow Jackets. A redshirt season seems likely to help add more weight to his frame to play the position at the college level as well as more time to learn the Jackets offense. Once he sees the field, he will present a quality option for the Jackets at the position with most likely a bigger focus on the receiving game than the blocking game. Long term, he would likely at the very least be a contributor with the upside of a starter though with the quality depth the Jackets have added at the position and are likely to add in the future, starting may be more of a spot role for the Jackets than consistently. All in all, Postma is likely to be at the least a contributor to the Jackets offense in the future but does have quite a bit of upside as a receiving threat.