Florida quarterback Dennis Andrews committed to Georgia Tech on Saturday night.
The 6-foot, 185-pounder picked the Yellow Jackets over his other finalist, Vanderbilt. Andrews said he had 14 early scholarship offers, including South Carolina, Arkansas, and South Florida.
The rising senior from Godby High School of Tallahasee, Fla., is Georgia Tech’s sixth commitment for its 2012 recruiting class. Andrews informed Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson before leaving campus on Saturday night.
“I like Georgia Tech and my family likes it, too,” Andrews told the AJC. “They have a great engineering program. I really like the coaches and the football program. It’s just a good fit for for me.”
“Coach Johnson told me a lot of good things about Georgia Tech and how it compares with other schools academically. He said they are going to win football games and they’ve been to 14 straight bowl games. For me, it’s all about winning.”
Andrews is considered one of Florida’s top “athletes” as a 2012 college prospect, and was recruited at other positions. Vanderbilt wanted him to play wide receiver, while some others projected him at defensive back. Georgia Tech always wanted Andrews at quarterback, and that made a big difference in his final decision.
“That’s my natural position and I’ve been playing it since the sixth grade,” Andrews said. “Georgia Tech has been recruiting me at quarterback since last year. They want me to play quarterback there and I’ve already learned a couple of plays from [Georgia Tech camp].”
Andrews, who has a 3.5 GPA and plans to study engineering in college, brought his parents and younger brother and sister with him to Georgia Tech on Saturday with the anticipation of committing to the ACC school. “It’s a special moment, and I wanted all of them to be there with me when I committed,” Andrews said.
His father Dennis Andrews played fullback at Florida State, while an uncle played safety at Alabama.
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog Got a recruiting item? firstname.lastname@example.org
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