As quick as it found itself with some unexpected room, the Georgia Tech recruiting class is filling up again.
The Yellow Jackets got two more commitments from prospects on official visits this weekend. Deon Hill, a 6-foot, 195-pound running back from Phenix City, Ala., and Jeremiah Attaochu, a 6-foot-3, 223-pound linebacker from Washington, D.C., became commitment numbers 15 and 16 for Tech.
While Tech fans may not have heard much about Hill before now, the Yellow Jackets have actually been recruiting Central (Ala.) High School’s star back for quite some time.
“I’ve had a long relationship with [Tech assistant coach] Charles Kelly,” said Hill, who came to several games last season and attended one of the Jackets’ junior camps last year. “He was my recruiter and he’s been recruiting me for a while. But I had no idea whether I was going to get an offer or not.”
Hill said had Georgia Tech not come forth with an offer this past week he probably would have signed with Tulane.
Hill rushed for 1,587 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior last season. He will play the A-back position at Tech. That’s one of the two wingback slots such as Roddy Jones plays.
The Yellow Jackets can thank new defensive coordinator Al Groh for Attaochu’s commitment. Groh had been recruiting the rangy outside linebacker when he was head coach at Virginia.
“He basically told me what my role was and that’s the kind of relationship I have with Coach Groh,” Attaochu said. “He’s a smart coach and he knows how to put his players in good positions. I feel good about him and I feel good about the school.”
Also in for his official this weekend was Marist kicker Justin Moore, who had committed to the Yellow Jackets last week.
Hill said all three players were excited about their futures and being part of “one of the best teams in America,” Hill said.
“I looked at the education first of all,” Hill said. “I know their degree from Tech is one of the most valuable in America. And then I was looking at their football history and tradition. I feel great about it.
“I got to make some new friends, build some new relationships. We were just trying to bond a little.”
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