Football Recruiting: Tallahassee OL Trey Braun is commitment No. 4 for Georgia Tech

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One of Florida’s best wrestlers will join Georgia Tech’s football team.

Offensive guard Trey Braun of Tallahassee’s Leon High committed to Georgia Tech over South Florida, Illinois and Arkansas on Friday. He is the fourth early pledge for the team’s 2011 football recruiting class.

“He’s a bright kid, and really took time to evaluate all of his options,” Leon coach Bill Ragans said. “Trey took an (unofficial) visit up there and really liked it. He liked everything about Georgia Tech, especially the academic end of it.”

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Braun called Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson with the news on Friday morning. Braun has a 3.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and both of his parents are West Point graduates.

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“He’s the best lineman I’ve coached in high school,” said Ragans, a former defensive coordinator at Colquitt County. “He has great size, he is very athletic and agile from wrestling, he’s hard-working and does everything you ask of him.

“He has everything you look for, in my opinion. He has all the measurements and can play the game of football.”

Braun is also considered among Florida’s elite in wrestling. He was undefeated until the second round of the state tournament, finishing with a 29-1 mark in the heavyweight division.

Last week, Braun took a recruiting trip across the Southeast to visit Georgia Tech, UGA, Alabama and Auburn. Georgia Tech was the only one of the four schools that had extended a scholarship offer, but the others were seriously interested.

The big surprise was Florida State, which is only a tomahawk throw away from Leon High. Ragans is also a former FSU football player. However, Braun was still under evaluation from the Seminoles.

“I think FSU would’ve been a good choice, being a local team,” Ragans said. “When they hadn’t offered yet, and Trey had visited Georgia Tech, he liked what he saw. His parents will get to see him play every other year here, and the games in Atlanta aren’t too far away.”

Braun is the second offensive lineman of the week to pledge to Georgia Tech, following in the footsteps of Monroe-Albany’s Bryan Chamberlain (6-4, 280).

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Diamond Dog's Parole Officer

April 9th, 2010
1:05 pm

This kid looks like he’s a great pick up for you guys…

Thanks Diamond Dog

April 9th, 2010
1:09 pm

Best of luck Trey and welcome to GT


April 9th, 2010
1:18 pm

Hope is parents realize we don’t play there every other year.

Go Jackets!

April 9th, 2010
1:22 pm

Love it! He looks perfect for PJ’s Offense. Great pickup! Welcome aboard Trey!


April 9th, 2010
1:40 pm

Can’t wait to see this kid on the Flats. Sounds like he picked Tech for all the right reasons.


OK Chris

April 9th, 2010
1:41 pm

Every kid you get is not a great get for PJs offense. This kid fits in any offense. He will undoubtly keep Tech from being over matched against certain teams.


April 9th, 2010
1:46 pm

Good choice, Trey. You’re gonna love it at the Flats. I continue to marvel at how GT can locate and attract good athletes who also value their educational experience. We only need a few good ones…..

Old Gold Britches

April 9th, 2010
1:52 pm

Welcome to the Flats young man!



April 9th, 2010
1:53 pm

Glad to hear. I still hate kids making a choice so soon. The other teams will keep coming at him and GT will stop looking to fill this spot I believe. What happens if FSU has a player not pick then and offers this kid will he change his mind? I hope not. I hope he does what he says and i think he will. Feb. 2011 is a long way off.


April 9th, 2010
1:53 pm

Welcome to the Flats! Great to see another big OL coming our way.

“His parents will get to see him play every other year here” – No, because FSU isn’t in our division.

Old Fashioned

April 9th, 2010
2:14 pm

I agree with the comment about GT’s being able to recruit the right kind of kid —–for MOST of our sports teams. Doesn’t seem to apply to the “one and dones” recruited by Paul Hewitt. Congratulations to Coach Johnson for doing things the right way!


April 9th, 2010
2:17 pm

Have to agree from his list of offers tech was probably his best choice!

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April 9th, 2010
2:20 pm

Sounds like a good pickup fellas. Go dawgs, I mean yellow jackets.

Jacket Backer

April 9th, 2010
2:22 pm

welcome trey…..great choice for both football and academics….

Go Jackets!!!


April 9th, 2010
2:24 pm

tech’s coaches must be doing a really good job on selling these talented kids on the merits of tech’s system. when we are totally loaded up w/ players recruited for our spread-option offense and 3-4 defense, we will be a force nationally…IMHO, of course.

welcome to the flats, young man!


April 9th, 2010
2:28 pm

Congratulations. Very impressive credentials as a wrestler too! Just another big offensive lineman that Paul Johnson will begin inserting into this triple option offense. Once these kids are ready to play on the offensive line, then watch how well this offense starts to perform.

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Buckhead Dawg

April 9th, 2010
2:42 pm

Classic Tech pickup…visits a bunch of schools, none of the schools he wants offers him so he settles on nerdsville.


April 9th, 2010
2:58 pm

And you had to come over to a tech related blog to only say that BuckheadD. Way to aim high.

Buckhead Dawg

April 9th, 2010
3:06 pm

Yes, it’s funny


April 9th, 2010
3:11 pm

then you’re a man child. grow up would ya?


April 9th, 2010
3:31 pm

Yea, another 1 star player. At least other schools were seriously considering because just considering would not be enough. Buz buz buz im a bee


April 9th, 2010
3:35 pm

With those wrestling skills-Should be an excellent Chop-Blocker!


April 9th, 2010
3:37 pm

Buckhead Dawg doesn’t soud like a man-child to me, more likely a UGA honor graduate.


April 9th, 2010
3:42 pm

Since both parents are west point grads, I would say that it is safe to say he wont be arrested getting out of a cab at 2am.


April 9th, 2010
3:43 pm

The fact that both his parents are West Point graduates sort of says it all… I think they wanted to stay away from the “football factories”.

There’s some “factory” in every school, but if this kid’s as bright as he seems, of the places that were mentioned Tech is the best fit for him.


April 9th, 2010
4:30 pm

This kid is big and he can move. Nice pick up. I like how this recruiting year is beginning.


April 9th, 2010
4:30 pm

Congrats on your decision, Trey. We are excited to have you join the GT family!!


April 9th, 2010
4:58 pm


Those are the chances of GT signing this kid if UGA, Alabama, Auburn, and/or FSU offer him. You can sense the disappointment that FSU hasn’t extended an offer. What if the SEC comes calling? Say buh-bye to Trey Techies. Real ballers want to play in the SEC.

How does it feel knowing that most of your players simply settled on your program? You are Plan B. Put that on some rings Techies.

Have a beautiful weekend.

GT Fan...

April 9th, 2010
5:22 pm

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GT Fan...

April 9th, 2010
5:26 pm

My guess is that dawgfan & buckhead dawg swim in the same “kiddie pool” ….. and to B-H dawg, actually your 1st post really wasn’t funny. But it’s nice to know YOU can make yourself laugh.

You & dawgfan have fun in the ‘pool’ this weekend. And whichever of you is in the front of the “spoon” please have the decency to give the funny man behind a reach-a-round.


April 9th, 2010
5:36 pm

dawgfan I heard this kid named DaRick really liked UGA and damn if the kid didn’t leave the Dawgs hanging for the Vols of all teams. AHHAHAH I guess just because Uga offers not all kids come running. Now head over to athens and start picking up garbage for community service.

Buckhead Doggie

April 9th, 2010
5:43 pm

Um I am really slow and bored. Can’t pick up any chicks so I go onto this site and express my insecurities- uh the dawgs don’t want him so he must be smart and want an education- he won’t be able to date my sister uh I am I mean he is a loser back to video poker and more beer you nerdz


April 9th, 2010
5:48 pm

hey guys- my daddy just laid me off of my commercial real estate job- wife left me cause the pontoon boat- hershelisgret11 got repoed- anyway you stink and i am a baller- call me if you have a job opening i am good

Delbert D.

April 9th, 2010
5:50 pm

Trey, you are a natural for Ga. Tech. Thanks to Mom and Dad Braun.

F. Flintstone

April 9th, 2010
5:55 pm

FSU = Miami = Gang Tats U’s


April 9th, 2010
6:32 pm

One thing we all have to admit about the players Tech recruits, they all seem to be very sharp and bright players. This kid is another example of that. Seems like a good kid and overall a good addition to the Tech team. Good luck.


April 9th, 2010
6:46 pm

What in the good holy crap does DaRick Rogers have to do with Georgia Tech recruiting?

“Rogers commited to UGA and then changed his mind and went to Tennessee. Therefore, Georgia Tech recruiting isn’t the hot steaming pile of crap that dawgfan says it is.”

Umm, okay genius. I guess you need an engineering degree to get that logic.

Gotta love Tech fans. If they were half as smart as they thought they were we’d all be living on Mars right now with hoverboards and flying cars. Lengends in their own minds…

GT has a wrestling team now?

April 9th, 2010
6:48 pm

So, does this kid wrestle or play football? It sounds like he IS a wrestler of some major magnitude. Is he a football player? Apparently, FSU, UGA and UT and Alabama and ALL the MAJORS had NO INTEREST IN HIM.

GT will be fine in wrestling, no big deal about his lack of football skills.


30-24 and with kids like this it will be 45-0 in 2010,11 and 12.

This kid will get a fabulous tour of campus

April 9th, 2010
7:25 pm

Crittendon can show the kid how to clean and stash a stolen handgun in record time. Joey Hamilton and my man Reuben ( no mustard, please ) Houston can drive the kid around campus and just do not ask what is in Joey’s trunk.

They can tour the crack houses and wave at the crack babes with their cool looking tatoos and just do not go on a doube date with safety #37, cause the APD knows his every move; especially if women are around.

This kid and his West Point parents will learn the truth soon enough. He is just chatting tech up right now, in order to entice FSU or Florida A & M in a scholarship offer. He knows that Wset Point is there too.

H.S. Coach

April 9th, 2010
7:41 pm

He looks like a great pick up. Wrestlers usually have a mean streak and he should be athletic enough to fit into CPJ’s offense.


April 9th, 2010
7:59 pm

Love Tech getting back into Florida in a BIG WAY. Whe you add Florida kids, a few from Texas, a few from Ohio and Penn. and add with a solid Georgia recruiting base, mix that with CPJ coaching and Tech has a winner.

Big Bob

April 9th, 2010
9:17 pm

South Florida, Illinois & Arkansas huh! Wow!


April 9th, 2010
9:23 pm

DAWGFAN, I guess we could say if Al.,Fl., orLSU offered any or all of the four commits of UGA’S, you could say By, By to them also.


April 9th, 2010
10:10 pm

Notice how Dawgfan gets all defensive and turns his logic against us. Look Dawgfan, Just a few months ago, Da’Rick Rogers had a better team come calling and he went to it, apparently UGA was just “in-case” only. Hell Rogers left UGA for UT even AFTER Kiffin left! That’s even more a joke.

Da’Rick doesn’t have anything to do with GT, but the example of his recruitment is a direct example of how your logic backfired in your face and you don’t like it. You can dish it out but you can’t take it when it thrown back in your face. Typical dawg fan.

Tell me Dawgie, are there going to be anymore tailgating restrictions on you sorry fans?


April 9th, 2010
10:57 pm

To dawgfan and “GT has a wrestling team now?”: You pups are BITTER. Wow, such vitriol! If you hate Tech so much, and you think so little of our recruits, why the heck are you paying so much attention to our commits? It really seems as though you’re jealous whenever anyone commits to Tech. You guys seem really insecure. I think immature goes without saying.


April 9th, 2010
11:00 pm

I’ve seen a lot of you guys quoting the score from the ‘09 game. That’s pretty weak. Come back when you win 3 more Nat’l Championships. Then you can talk to us.


April 9th, 2010
11:12 pm

As a Leon and GT alum, WELCOME! It’s great to see a red and white uniform in the mix in lieu of green and gold -


April 10th, 2010
12:47 am

Sounds like a kid that any school would be proud to sign. Congrats young man.


April 10th, 2010
10:58 am

Nice choice. Good hard working kid. Good fit for Gt. Uga can continue to recruit felons.