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Synjyn Days of Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs committed on Friday to Georgia Tech over Oklahoma State. And make no mistake about it: He’ll play quarterback for the Yellow Jackets.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound high school senior is generally listed as “athlete” by the recruiting services. But Tech coach Paul Johnson and quarterbacks coach Brian Bohannon assured Days they wanted him under center. That was a big factor in Days heading to The Flats.
“Yes, sir, I’m playing quarterback,” Days said shortly after making his decision public during an announcement Friday afternoon at Hillgrove. “Oklahoma State was recruiting me as a “Wolf,” which is kind of a linebacker/defensive position. But I wanted to play quarterback in college. I feel like I can contribute with my passing and running abilities and being able to read coverages.”
The Hawks run a triple-option offense similar to Georgia Tech’s flexbone. Days said he rushed for more than 1,000 yards and passed for more than 500 as a junior last season.
“It’s almost the exact same,” said Days, who also considered Louisville, N.C. State, Kansas State, Toledo and Eastern Michigan. “I feel like it will be an easy transition for me from high school to college.”
It could end up being a two-for-one deal for Georgia Tech. Day’s “little brother,” Jabari Hunt-Days, is a standout junior as a fullback and linebacker.
“We want to go to the same school,” Synjyn said. “We hope Georgia Tech offers him. We’re going to pray that they do.”
Days becomes the Yellow Jackets’ 12th commitment of the 2010 class. They currently have only 13 scholarships to give.