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Georgia Tech Football jumps into the top 25 recruiting rankings after a great weekend

What a weekend for Brent Key and his Georgia Tech program.

June is always a big month for recruiting, and Georgia Tech had a great day yesterday, receiving six commitments and now jumping into the top 25 of 247Sports' recruiting rankings. After hovering around No. 50, the Yellow Jackets are now ranked 22nd in the country and 5th in the ACC. Clemson, Syracuse, Stanford and Wake Forest are the schools ahead of Georgia Tech, but Georgia Tech's average recruiting rank of 87.35 is higher than everyone ahead of them in the ACC rankings except Clemson. Key and his staff have done an excellent job, and they have a chance to continue to climb.

Kicking off the day for Georgia Tech was three-star ATH/WR Jamauri Brice, a junior talent from Cartersville High School.

Here is an analysis of Brice by our own Arvon Bacon:

“Brice is the 84th ATH in the nation and plays on both sides of the ball, as a wide receiver, on defense and even as a returner. Offensively, he is a big player just waiting to be played. A walking slant route to the house is a perfect designation for Brice, who runs at 21.39 mph from Titan Sports last season. However, the 5'9″ receiver will not only propel you down the field, but he also has the great leaping ability to meet the ball at its peak. In the 2023-2024 season, Jamauri recorded 530 receptions and 5 touchdowns, which gave him the most points on the team and earned him a spot on the AAAAA Region First Team.

Jamauri is an exceptional athlete, just as his position promises. He is certainly capable of playing defensive back and has great speed and exceptional jumping ability. However, I think the Cartersville native will probably be used more as a receiver for the Yellow Jackets.”

According to the 247Sports Composite, Brice is the No. 752 player in the country, the No. 52 athlete in the nation and the No. 83 player in the state of Georgia. He had other offers from App State, Auburn, Cincinnati, Georgia, Houston, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Memphis, Oregon, UCF, Virginia Tech and others.

Following Brice, three-star safety Fenix ​​​​Felton committed to Georgia Tech a week after his official visit to Atlanta.

Here’s an analysis of Felton from our own Najeh Wilkins:

“Felton has been a frequent visitor to the Yellow Jackets' campus. He attended Elite Junior Day in March and was on campus for an official visit the first week the day began. Felton had tremendous recruiting success this spring, topping double-digit offers and having several P4 programs interested in him.

As for Felton as a player, he has great size at 6'2″ and 195 pounds. He plays for Eagles Landing Christian in McDonough, Georgia, and had a great 2023 season. He played on both sides of the ball. On offense, he rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns. As a receiver, he had 31 catches for 489 yards and eight touchdowns. He also returned kicks on punts and kickoffs. Overall, he had 1,143 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns.

His best game on offense was against Callaway, where he had almost as many catches as touchdowns. Felton finished the game with four catches for 155 yards and 3 touchdowns for an average of 39 yards per catch. These great skills on offense translate to the other side of the ball and are part of what makes him so special.

Defensively, Felton had 90 tackles, five interceptions, one fumble recovery and one sack. He played his best football down the stretch. He had four games in 2023 where he had 10+ tackles in a game, including three of the last five games. He is a wide-ranging safety with excellent instincts who can make game-winning plays. Felton will be a great asset to the Yellow Jacket program as Georgia Tech continues to build an outstanding 2025 class.”

Felton kept the momentum going and then three-star athlete Connor Roush committed to the Yellow Jackets. He plays both tight end and defensive end but will likely play tight end at the next level.

Najeh was also impressed by Roush’s failure:

“He is rated as a three-star player according to Rivals. He currently has five offers from Air Force, Georgia Tech, UPenn, Yale, Wofford and Army. May was a busy month for Roush as he accepted six offers. He is currently projected as a crystal ball prospect by the Yellow Jackets.

He was also on campus for the White and Gold Spring Game in April. He had an official visit with the Yellow Jackets last weekend.

Notably, Connor won first place in the shot put in his region at Wesleyan High School with a record of 46-9.

He played a lot of defensive end for Wesleyan last season. Roush is great at setting the edge in the run game and not letting playmakers out of his grasp. He takes good angles and very rarely misses tackles. He is disruptive and causes a lot of chaos, leading to turnovers for his team. When he can't get to the quarterback, he is very alert to get his hands up and deflect the ball.

He was selected to the region's first team on defense by Georgia High School Football Daily. In 2023, he finished with 46 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, eight sacks and two forced fumbles. On offense, he had six catches for 56 yards and a touchdown.

It will be interesting to see what he does at the next level. Roush seems like a natural fit for the defensive line and could be a top starter. He is very athletic and has instincts that make him a difference-maker, but he is being recruited as a tight end.”

A few hours later, three-star offensive lineman Kevin Peay signed with Georgia Tech, becoming the third offensive lineman to join the Yellow Jackets class.

Peay plays at Lancaster High School in South Carolina and is the 10th player in the Yellow Jackets' class of 2025. Peay is a three-star talent on 247Sports and is ranked as the No. 107 IOL in the country and No. 22 in the state of South Carolina.

Peay is a strong offensive player who will move up to the secondary quickly, and his ability to do so is evident when watching him on film. He has additional offers from Pitt, Purdue, App State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Southern, Liberty, Marshall, Memphis, Missouri, USF and Virginia Tech. According to 247Sports, Peay still has official visits scheduled with Purdue and Pittsburgh. This was a solid catch for Georgia Tech and with a few years of development, he could be a starter.

It seemed like Georgia Tech was done for today, but they were able to secure two last-minute commitments from 4-star cornerback Dalen Penson and 3-star wide receiver Sam Turner.

Georgia Tech also had to beat out numerous competitors for Penson. Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Notre Dame, Penn State and West Virginia were some of the other universities that made Penson an offer.

According to 247Sports, Penson is the No. 120 player in the country, the No. 14 cornerback in the country and the No. 14 player in the state of Georgia.

A three-star prospect, Turner is the No. 537 player in the country, the No. 86 receiver in the country and the No. 57 player in the state of Georgia, according to the 247Spots Composite. Turner plays at Southwest Dekalb High School in Georgia. He chose Georgia Tech despite other offers from BYU, Georgia, Indiana, Liberty, Mississippi State and Maryland, to name a few.

Here are some stats and information on Turner, courtesy of 247Sports Director of Scouting Andrew Ivins:

“Versatile athlete who also plays basketball and baseball. Averaged 9.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game midway through junior season on the court. Nominated for the All-Tournament Team at the William Dale Burns Classic in the Bahamas.

2023: As a junior, caught 56 ​​passes for 903 yards and 6 TD. Georgia Region 6-AAAA selection.”

Georgia Tech's 2025 Commitments

Four-star offensive player Justin Hasenhütl

Three-star defensive end André Fuller

Three-star quarterback Grady Adamson

Three-star offensive player Jimmy Bryson

Three-star security Rasean Dinkins

Three-star running back JP Powell

Three-star safety Fenix ​​​​Felton

Three-star athlete Jamauri Brice

Three-star tight end Connor Roush

Three-star offensive player Kevin Peay

Four-star cornerback Dalen Penson

Three-star wide receiver Sam Turner

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