QB Dennis Andrews commits to Georgia Tech over Vanderbilt

QB Dennis Andrews of Tallahassee, Fla.

QB Dennis Andrews of Tallahassee, Fla.

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.

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DennisDixonOregonDucksQB

June 18th, 2011
10:30 pm

Best of luck @ GT young Mr. Andrews. You picked a great academic and athletic setting to further your career. ACC football is not the SEC in terms of competition and passionate fans but all around with the exception of a few schools (i.e. the Ivy League schools, Stanford, Northwestern, etc.) you can’t beat the education you’ll receive @ GT (particularly if your goal is to be an engineer). Looking forward to seeing you excel on The Flats. Had to throw this in….Go Ducks!!!!!

Ramblin Man

June 18th, 2011
10:33 pm

Welcome to the flats.

Jacket Man

June 18th, 2011
10:40 pm

Dennis has quite a pedigree. His Dad played at FSU and his Uncle at Alabama. Dennis’ Coach says that he’s a better football than both of them. He’s a great kid and comes from a terrific family. Welcome to the Flats, Dennis. Looking forward to seeing you and all your kin at Grant Field!

Outside Observer

June 18th, 2011
10:43 pm

It’s always great to see a commit to GT. A kid with a good head on his shoulders who could be a solid contributor to the team. Welcome to the flats!

GT93

June 18th, 2011
10:43 pm

Great News … GT looks forward to welcoming you soon, Dennis.

OldSchoolTechFanatic

June 18th, 2011
10:43 pm

We have GOT to put up some WINS this year to keep our recruits. I hope someone steps up and becomes a leader this year !!! Welcome to the flats Dennis !!!

ATLANTA GEORGIA, USA

June 18th, 2011
10:44 pm

welcome tp Atl

GT93

June 18th, 2011
10:48 pm

… would’ve been nice to see some throwing plays in the Recruiting Film, though.

Jacket Backer

June 18th, 2011
10:52 pm

Welcome Dennis and Go Jackets!!

GT76

June 18th, 2011
10:55 pm

Congrats to Dennis and the entire Andrews family.. Looks like the next Joe Hamilton or Joshua Nesbitt to me!

NRBQ

June 18th, 2011
10:57 pm

Whoaaa!

“Coach Johnson told me……. they’ve been to 14 straight bowl games.”

Did you ask him which ones?

GTFAN

June 18th, 2011
11:00 pm

Welcome to GT Dennis!!!

GIVE ME A BREAK

June 18th, 2011
11:00 pm

Sounds like a solid guy with a great family. Glad to see them celebrate with him. ” GO JACKETS “

Dawg 1

June 18th, 2011
11:03 pm

Looks like a good fit. Congrats to the young man. Wishing him luck, with the exception being a certain game that comes each November. :-)

NewbombTurk

June 18th, 2011
11:04 pm

Must be exceptionally average if the best he could do is Tech. He’s from Tallahassee and didn’t get an offer from FSU? That speaks volumes. Enjoy losing to Georgia for the next four years.

bgdawg

June 18th, 2011
11:05 pm

GT76- You think he’s nesbitt? he’s only 185

Jacket Man

June 18th, 2011
11:10 pm

“NRBQ” I have a great idea what those letters are abbreviations for…

It’s a shame there are people out there trying to insult kids for earning a full scholarship to a major University by having the ability to play sports. Besides having those athletic skills, these kids also have to do well in the classroom to even be able to qualify to attend college, which, based on the amount of time they’re spending on the practice field and weight room, makes things even more difficult than the average student.

Go ahead and throw out your petty insults. In the meantime, Dennis has earned a scholarship to GA Tech, where one out of every six graduates become a millionaire. My guess is he’ll be laughing all the way to the bank…

Randall "Pink" Floyd

June 18th, 2011
11:11 pm

Congrats, kid. Good luck in all but 4 games over your career. Of course, those four losses are all but given…

Jacket Man

June 18th, 2011
11:12 pm

NewbombTurk – Dennis wants to major in Engineering; a major FSU doesn’t offer. He also has a 3.5 grade point average. THAT speaks volumes; so does your comment.

Michael Carvell

June 18th, 2011
11:15 pm

Thanks for sharing the new video link that shows Dennis Andrews passing the ball. I have switched it out for below. It’s still from his SOPHOMORE YEAR but shows him passing more. Thanks

RAMBLE ON!!!

June 18th, 2011
11:31 pm

He never did throw a pass…

gt>uga.

June 18th, 2011
11:41 pm

youtube qbden10

Ghs

June 18th, 2011
11:51 pm

Those are his 10th grade RUNNING highlights, and he loves GT

bitter taste

June 18th, 2011
11:53 pm

hit em hard—-tear up the ACC in a couple of years young-in

spider

June 18th, 2011
11:54 pm

At least he didn’t go to that cheating school Byu

jenks90pop

June 19th, 2011
12:09 am

It’s a shame when a young man commits to a school of his choice and people immediately start bashing him or degrading such a great accomplishment because he’s not going to a school you like. Glad my son will be well prepared for all the negatives when he makes his choice. These are still young man following there dreams. I’m sure most of didn’t receive this treatment when you selected your college or made your career choice! Great job young man and good luck!!

VaDawg

June 19th, 2011
12:10 am

Good luck to the kid. I hate to sound like I am hating just because I am a Dawg fan but I am skeptical on his ability to throw the ball. Either way he is a truly athletic kid. Good luck to him, except when the Dawgs come to town.

GT 1

June 19th, 2011
12:18 am

Finally !!!!, someone chose GT over a school such as South Carolina instead of UAB, Arkansas State, Ga. Southern or Wofford. Welcome to the Flats, at least when you grad, you’ll be making 6 digits a year.

NRBQ

June 19th, 2011
12:25 am

I wasn’t insulting Andrews, Jacket Man. I was insulting his choice.

Pretty dense for a Tech Millionaire.

RabidDawgFan

June 19th, 2011
12:32 am

He can’t throw. Name me one QB from Georgia Tech in the NFL right now.

marseilles mutt

June 19th, 2011
1:07 am

Congratulations to the young man. Good choice of schools and he will get a quality education in a great town and sounds like he will play a lot, and probably sooner rather than later.

Tech and UGA both need more young men of his caliber…and the sun neither rises nor sets on the No football League.

StingerSplash

June 19th, 2011
1:18 am

Is it inappropriate to point out that the high school is Godby (you know, like it’s written on the jersey on the wall above the young man in the picture) and not Godsby?

GTBob

June 19th, 2011
1:24 am

He can’t throw. Name me one QB from Georgia Tech in the NFL right now.

So we should rescind his offer because we don’t have a QB in the NFL right now?

Still@theBAR

June 19th, 2011
1:34 am

Name me ONE QB from UGA Playing in the NFL right now.
Stafford has played in 13 out of 32 games.
His stats suck other than picking up a check and Nailing a hot Bimbo.
SEASON 2009 GP CMP ATT CMP% YDS AVG TD LNG INT FUM RAT
10 201 377 53.3 2,267 6.01 13 75 20 4 61.0
2010 3 57 96 59.4 535 5.57 6 36 1 1 91.3
Career 13 258 473 54.5 2,802 5.92 19 75 21 5 67.1

Another GREAT UGA QB following the the footsteps of Carter, Greene, Zeier, Shockley, and WHO ELSE?
FRAN the MAN is the ONLY UGA QB to do anything in the NFL since 1950.

Madison

June 19th, 2011
1:39 am

RabidDawgFan, The one quarterback from UGA in the NFL is really burning up the league isn’t he?

Still@theBAR

June 19th, 2011
2:17 am

Matt Stafford just threw a 20 ft pass of his BED PAN at a Nurse. He Hobbled for another 30 inches before he hurt his eye and now he will be out for another 52 weeks. Well, he will not be so hurt as to not pick up the paycheck he pimped from the Lions.

dagnabit

June 19th, 2011
4:39 am

Never mind all that; glad to see him at Tech.

German Shepherd Dawg

June 19th, 2011
4:56 am

Dawg 1: classy post. It’s what any true fan should do about a recruiting story.

Still @ the Bar: concentrate on figuring out how to get home safely rather than blasting Matt Stafford. If you saw the game where he separated his throwing shoulder but went back on the field to throw one more pass to win a game for the Lions, a team with no O-Line, you’d eat that bedpan.

I personally want Tech to win every game but one. It makes the head-to-head win more impressive.

Congrats to Tech fans and this young man for a fine football player getting an excellent opportunity. for an all expense paid, quality education.

nash

June 19th, 2011
5:18 am

In the last two recruiting cycles Paul Johnson has done a great job of pulling the best athlete out of other states and, I think it just might pay off in the end for the yellow jackets. Congrads young man welcome to Atlanta

Rogeriter

June 19th, 2011
6:22 am

Congrats to Tech and Dennis from a Ga fan. I agree, only idiots criticize young recruits. It seems all schools have their share of idiots.

Frankly

June 19th, 2011
6:48 am

Congrats to Dennis, get yourself a great education and best of luck except during the last regular season game each year.

TommyP

June 19th, 2011
6:55 am

Bulldog fan here…..

I like this kid. Seems like a sharp individual and love the fact he brought his whole family to share in his commitment.

On film, love how elusive he is and he should fit well into the Tech scheme. Shocked that those are sophomore highlights… he’ll put on weight/muscle soon enough.

Nice pickup.

Jacket Man

June 19th, 2011
7:05 am

“NRBQ”; By insinuating that the Bowl games that GA Tech played in during their 14 game consecutive streak are “inferior,” then insinuating that Dennis failed to have the “intelligence” to speak to GA Tech’s Coach’s about what went on during the course of the past 14 years,and what their vision is for his time over the next five or six years once he finally gets on campus, you intentionally make it sound like the young man (and his family) don’t know what they’re doing.

Maybe YOU wouldn’t have been smart enough to have thought to ask Paul Johnson about the bowl games or any other history of the program for that matter. I can assure you that Dennis and his family were a lot better prepared, more organized, and ultimately more informed than you made a mockery of.

By the way, thanks to GA Tech, I’m glad to be in that category, and would say that if there were a dense person rated between the two of us, I doubt I would get a majority of the votes, even though there a majority of Bulldog fans.

Tokyo jacket

June 19th, 2011
7:06 am

According to rivals he was one of, if not THE, fastest kids in camp this past weekend.

Mr. Carvell, when’s GT’s next camp? Any idea how many scholarships we’re looking at giving this year?

Tokyo jacket

June 19th, 2011
7:10 am

If we get Motley too, it looks like Mr. Andrews could have a future at A-back as well. Of course, Motley has a future at WR/S if Andrews wins out. Nice to see solid all around players coming to the flats.

Jacket Man

June 19th, 2011
7:11 am

By the way, Dennis had at least 14 offers, including at least 4 from SEC schools.

JAWJeRDAWG

June 19th, 2011
7:12 am

Congratulations, Dennis Andrews. If you wanted to study engineering, you chose a good school. Study hard, and good luck in you athletic endeavors and scholastic pursuit. Seems you got a good student athlete, Georgia Tech.

He seems to be around the same height as Aaron Murphy whom some of you constantly bash as being too short to be a successful college passing quarterback. I hope you don’t do that to your own recruit, Dennis.. Go Dawgs!

Jacket Man

June 19th, 2011
7:29 am

A couple more tidbits about Dennis; he’s a member of his High School (Godby) State Championship track team and he plans on graduating in December so he can enroll at GA Tech in January.

Topp Dogg

June 19th, 2011
7:42 am

Heres a tidbit for you ,GT still sucks.

ToeMeetsLeather

June 19th, 2011
7:52 am

Thanks for all of the classy Dawg comments. I was beginning to think all of the Dawg fans that post on the AJC were in middle school. Sounds like a great fit for the Institute. Hope he can get over the “hump” toward that engineering degree when he gets on campus. This class is really shaping up with some super kids.