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2017 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

The 2017 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.

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Classes and rankings to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Recruiting Class Overview

You think Georgia Tech wants to make sure the defense works? The class is loaded on the defensive line, and it cranked up the defensive backs in a huge way getting stars Tre Swilling and Gentry Bonds as two next-level safeties to build around. The offensive front got its share of options, and there were a few running backs to work with, along with QB Tobias Oliver, but if the defense doesn’t rock from this class, the class doesn’t work. The Yellow Jackets also made a run at kicker, signing on Pressley Harvin and Brenton King to battle it out right away with Shawn Davis for Harrison Butker’s old gig.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Class Is Heavy On …

Defensive backs. Swilling has the size to become a killer safety, but Bonds should be every bit as strong. These two are supposed to be the dominant forces in the secondary by 2019, while Avery Showell, Dameon Williams and Jaytlin Askew are good reinforcements to push for time. All of them are athletic enough and talented enough to get a look-see on offense at some point.

The Star of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Class Is …

LB/RB Bruce Jordan-Swilling, 6-1, 210, New Orleans, LA – Where do you want him? Is he a lightning-fast, home run hitting running back, or is he a sideline-to-sideline linebacker who cranks up massive tackle numbers and gets into the backfield? He’ll be tried out at both spots to see just where he takes to fastest, but he’ll be a factor no matter where he lines up. Yeah, he’s the son of legendary LB Pat Swilling, and the brother of top safety recruit, Tre, but it wasn’t automatic that he’d go to Georgia Tech. USC was in the mix early, and Alabama, Florida State, and all the other big boys wanted him.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …

Defensive tackle. The running game should keep on rolling, and the defense is loaded in the back seven, but the line needs work after losing three starters. Roderick Rook-Chungong is done on one end, but the issue is in the interior with Francis Kallon and Patrick Gamble gone. Kallon was strong, but Gamble was the playmaker with a team-leading 10.5 tackles for loss. No one else had more than 5.5.