Georgia Tech landed its 15th commitment of the Class of 2011 over the weekend and, in the process, landed one of the fastest players in the state.
Broderick Snoddy, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound fullback from Carrollton, committed to the Yellow Jackets after visiting the school for the second weekend in a row.
“I just liked it down there,” said Snoddy, whose No. 4-ranked and undefeated Carrollton team will take on Cairo in the Class AAA quarterfinals this Friday. “It was hard to turn down Georgia Tech. You know it’s one of the best schools as far as academics and education. Then they have a great football program that competes for championships. And their fans show them a lot of love.”
In Snoddy, the Yellow Jackets are getting one of the fastest players in Georgia. He won Class AAA state championships in both the 100-meter (10.76 seconds) and 200-meter (21.91) dashes. Snoddy said Tech plans to play him at A-back and kick returner. He has rushed for 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Trojans this season.
To this point, Snoddy’s other offers have come from Jacksonville State, Middle Tennessee State, Georgia Southern and Delaware. But Snoddy’s recruiting had picked up considerable steam during his senior season. Georgia, Miami and Notre Dame are among the schools to have shown increased interest in recent weeks and months.
“I was starting to hear a lot from other schools, but I didn’t feel like waiting around,” said Snoddy, who is friends with Tech junior Jerrard Tarrant, a Carrollton High graduate. “Georgia Tech was where I wanted to go all along. I love it. It’s great.”
GEORGIA TECH 2011 COMMITMENTS