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Freshman Football Student-Athletes Arrive on Campus

June 13, 2017

THE FLATS – Thirty-one incoming Georgia Tech freshman football student-athletes officially became college students on Tuesday when they checked in to Tech’s midtown Atlanta campus.

Head coach Paul Johnson and members of Georgia Tech’s support staff welcomed the newest members of the program early Tuesday morning before the newcomers embarked on a long list of logistical tasks, including being issued equipment, getting student ID cards and moving into their dorm rooms.

Excited to welcome all the new Jackets and families to the flats tomorrow morning! Always believe in yourself and strive for greatness!!

— Paul Johnson (@GTPaulJohnson) June 13, 2017

In addition to those that signed National Letters of Intent to attend Georgia Tech in February, the new arrivals also included 10 preferred walk-ons — long snapper Jerrod Abee, athlete Zane Ashley, A-back Josh Blancato, offensive lineman Blake Bradfield, offensive lineman Jack Coco, offensive lineman Hamp Gibbs, offensive lineman William Lay, offensive lineman Joe Santrock, defensive back Robert Smith and defensive lineman Josh Tukes.

Ready for our freshmen to check-in this morning ✔️ pic.twitter.com/ipc66FtLQ7

— GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) June 13, 2017

A week of academic orientation, medical exams and getting to know their teammates and surroundings awaits the newcomers before they begin class on Wednesday, June 21.

Our freshmen have arrived! #TogetherWeSwarm pic.twitter.com/12xMJHjE2B

— GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) June 13, 2017

The football program’s 31 newcomers were among 47 incoming student-athletes that are slated to arrive on Georgia Tech’s campus this week.

Just a little newcomer move-in day shenanigans! #PointTech pic.twitter.com/JMWiXk5MNd

— GT Volleyball (@GTVolleyball) June 13, 2017

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