Feb. 3, 2010
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s 18-man recruiting class for 2010, announced today by head coach Paul Johnson, includes 15 highly-touted prospects who signed letters of intent on Wednesday and three student-athletes who enrolled at Tech in January.
The 2010 class has a strong in-state flavor with 14 signees hailing from the state of Georgia. It marks the second straight year the Yellow Jackets have signed 14 in-state products, their most in at least 20 years.
Tech addressed every position group within the class, including five defensive backs, three defensive linemen, two offensive linemen and two A-backs. Many members of the recruiting class, however, are versatile enough to play a number of positions or on either side of the ball.
“I am excited about this group,” Johnson said. “I feel like we signed a number of players who will be able to help us sooner than later.
“We addressed needs at every position and we signed a number of players who are extremely athletic and versatile.”
Tech dipped into the talent-rich state of Florida to sign one player – linebacker Quayshawn Nealy of Lakeland. The Yellow Jackets have signed at least one player from Florida every year since 1992.
The pipeline from Phenix City (Ala.) Central High School to Tech continued when the Jackets signed A-back Deon Hill. Central High School also produced Tech rising sophomore A-back Orwin Smith, and former All-ACC offensive lineman Cord Howard.
Two players from the Washington, D.C. area – linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu and cornerback Louis Young. It’s the first time in more than 20 years that Georgia Tech has signed prospects from the nation’s capital.
Two signees have current family ties to Georgia Tech. Cornerback B.J. Bostic (Louisville, Ga.) is a cousin to Yellow Jacket redshirt freshman defensive lineman Christopher Crenshaw. Athlete Jake Skole (Roswell, Ga.) has a brother, Matt, who plays on the Yellow Jacket baseball team.
Three players – Bostic, safety Isaiah Johnson (Tyrone, Ga.) and Charles Perkins (Lawrenceville, Ga.) – enrolled at Georgia Tech in January.
For a complete list of signees, go here: