Georgia Tech gets six new commits to 2023 class after official visits

Over the Weekend, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team hosted eight recruits from the 2023 recruiting class, with hopes of impressing them enough to walk away with all eight committing to the Yellow Jackets. They didn’t get all eight to commit, but they did manage to lands six new recruits for the class: Zachariah Keith, Trey Cornist, Elias Cloy, Elijah Douglas, Ashton Heflin, and Gensley Auguste.

Nov 21, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets helmet is seen on the sideline in the first half against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

From looking at the commits over the weekend, one thing is sure for Georgia Tech and the coaching staff: they want to put an emphasis on the trenches moving forward. Douglas, Keith, Auguste, and Cloy are all linemen, with Cloy being the only offensive lineman. Heflin is a linebacker, and Cornist is a running back. All six are currently listed as three-star recruits on Rivals.com.

The Yellow Jackets earned some style points with the recruits by showing off the athletic facilities and having the recruits do photo shoots with the team’s black and gold uniforms, which made their debut in 2020 in honor of former Yellow Jackets head coach Bill Curry, who had the team wear the uniforms from 1980-1986. All six recruits had offers from other Power Five schools. With the recruiting cycle heating up, it is important for the Yellow Jackets to be the first team that schedules official visits with these recruits so that they have a better chance of landing them.

Still undecided is Grant Tucker, who is listed as an ATH, and Kamal Bonner, who is listed as a safety. Tucker is a receiver/cornerback dual position player that is listed as a four-star recruit on 24/7Sports.com, while Bonner is listed as a three-star recruit. Both players will be crucial for Georgia Tech to land, as they look to find an answer for their secondary moving forward. Both Tucker and Bonner’s first official visit that they have had with any of the schools that have offered them so far.

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8:00pm EST on September 05, 2022