G’Day Mate: Georgia Tech welcomes football recruit from Australia

Georgia Tech already has a member of its recruiting class from England.

They may be adding one from Australia this weekend.

Adam Gotsis is 6-foot-4, 290-pound lineman from Australia. According to his Facebook page, Gotsis began the long journey on Wednesday for this weekend’s official visit. According to Jacketsonline.com, he as both been offered a football scholarship and “”If things go well on the visit I will commit to Georgia Tech to play football.”

We’re still researching more information, but in the meantime here’s a post from the Australian website BringInSports.com.au:

Bring It On Sports are happy to announce that Adam Gotsis from Melbourne, Australia, is being recruited by Georgia Tech to play Gridiron. Adam and his parents will be leaving Australia on Thursday the 19th of January on an Official visit to Georgia Tech Campus, which is located in Atlanta. Georgia Tech will be paying for Adam’s Flights as well as his accommodation and Meals. Adam and his parents will meet with the Coaching Staff of Georgia Tech and will also tour the facilities. This is a great opportunity for Adam to Play Gridiron at a High level as well as get a Quality Education and have a potential chance to go to the NFL. Adam represented the Australian National Team at the 2011 IFAF World Cup of American Football. Bring It On Sports Director Paul Manera, a former University Of Hawaii Gridiron Player, was recruited by Georgia Tech Head Coach Paul Johnson to play at Hawaii when he was the Offensive Coordinator at Hawaii in 1988. Both Paul Johnson and Offensive Line Coach Mike Sewak are very impressed with Adams ability and size and they were able to scout Adam’s Highlight film of him playing for Australia as well as some footwork drills and skills that we put him through. This is not only great news for Adam but also for other hopeful Aussies that want to play College and NFL Gridiron in the USA. Georgia Tech has now made a committment to come down to Australia to recruit, and other universities, such as The University Of Hawaii, are already recruiting here; and Oregon State is also showing interest in coming down to Australia. Success breeds success in the last 5 Years; There have been 4 Lineman from Australia who have received full scholarships to play Division 1 College Football. We are confident that Adam Gotsis will be the next….. Signing Day for scholarships is the 1st of February ……….

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Clemson '07

January 19th, 2012
8:53 am

This is the funniest thing I’ve read ALL WEEK. Georgia Tech better hope that South Alabama, Elon, Middle Tennessee State and Wofford don’t try to kidnap him at Hartsfield.

ramble

January 19th, 2012
8:53 am

It’s nice to see the coaches thinking out of the box when it comes to recruiting. I am perfectly fine snatching all of the international players. Some of these guys will be studs.

GTJason

January 19th, 2012
8:55 am

This should be a lock. I love that CPJ is getting creative with his recruiting. Every tech fan knows that we can’t compete with the SEC schools that we’re in the middle of for the best recruits. Going international for players is one way we can get the talent, we just might have to develop it. While GT doesn’t hold much over UGA in the state of GA, internationally GT is highly regarded while no one has ever heard of the dawgs…

GT Fan

January 19th, 2012
8:55 am

Seems like a very capable young man, both athletic and smart. Would be a great addition to our team and school!

Go Jackets!!

Gwinnett Dawg

January 19th, 2012
8:55 am

Maybe yal can find a kicker from South Korea, a punter from Argentina, and change Georgia Tech’s theme song to “We Are The World” by Michael Jackson & Co?

HighTech

January 19th, 2012
8:55 am

G’day. Good news for the Tech OL. Cue OkieDawg for knee diving remarks.

GT Strong

January 19th, 2012
8:56 am

Australians are good people. Good get for Tech!

Dean Tate

January 19th, 2012
9:10 am

Well, UGA did OK with a defensive end from France, so why not Australia?

BigTimeTechFan

January 19th, 2012
9:12 am

His film of workouts is pretty good. played Australian-Rules football, basketball. NFL body already. This could be steal of the year in recruiting.

Will need to learn the game and one season of practice will have him ready, wonder if he has worked DL drills like the OL drills.

FL Jacket

January 19th, 2012
9:12 am

They call American football “Gridiron” in Australia…totally awesome!

BigTimeTechFan

January 19th, 2012
9:13 am

@Dean – I was reminded of Richar Tartus (SP?) also. he was beast at UGA, came from France and was All-American

Birmingham Jacket

January 19th, 2012
9:16 am

WTF?

If we don’t get rid of this hillbilly coach I’m selling my season tickets.

FL Jacket

January 19th, 2012
9:19 am

Birmingham Jacket…don’t let the door hit you on your way out of the AA to refund your “supposed” season tickets. If you can’t appreciate where the program is going, you don’t need to be a fan of ours anyway.

Clemson ‘07…I would be more worried your “High School Gimmick Offense” OC Chad Morris moving on to greener pastures.

DawginSewer

January 19th, 2012
9:20 am

We`s wanted someone smarts but in the seweres all we`s get1s is Crowell. Lots of smokes here. Dawgs laying everwhere outs of it. Russ drowneded last night. Oh wells since this keds can reads and rites he will nots comes here.

Saban justs lefts. Hes was smoking with choaks. Nothing heres he wants. Says Vanderbitl isses the new beast of the east.

George Stein

January 19th, 2012
9:20 am

Boise has done pretty well with international players, too.

Also, I’m pretty sure LSU doesn’t regret having an Aussie punter on their team.

George Stein

January 19th, 2012
9:21 am

The funniest thing I’ve read all week is a Clemson fan smack-talking Tech.

annapolisdawg

January 19th, 2012
9:22 am

Cool story and I hope this works out for the young man. @ GT Jason: Nice dig my friend but I think Gwinnett Dawg just put you in your place.

FL Jacket

January 19th, 2012
9:22 am

Mr. Carvell…

How old is Adam Gotsis? Also, I was wondering if there are any issues about professional compensation with him playing for a National Team?

ps…always meant to ask…Carvell like James “Carville”, or Fudgie the Whale “Carvel”?

OkieDawg

January 19th, 2012
9:24 am

HT, Sometimes you have to go down under to find those players who want to become knee divers.

Birmingham Jacket

January 19th, 2012
9:26 am

FL Jacket:

“If you can’t appreciate where the program is going, you don’t need to be a fan of ours anyway.”

0-4 in bowl games.
1-3 vs. UGA
Total beatdowns every time we play a legitamate team who have lines of scrimmage.

Tell me… Where do you think our program going?

And give me some of whatever you’re drinking.

FL Jacket

January 19th, 2012
9:26 am

OkieDawg…

Try again with the trite TO rhetoric we’ve all heard before ad nauseum. He’s being recruited as a DL.

sting'um

January 19th, 2012
9:26 am

Clemson 07″
And who owns you 4 out of the last 5 games

FL Jacket

January 19th, 2012
9:32 am

Birmingham Jacket…

4-1 vs Clemson
2-0 vs FSU
3-1 vs UNC
3-0 vs other SEC teams

No credit for these wins? I’d love to live in a fantasy world where I seriously expect a coach to win EVERY SINGLE GAME, instead of appreciate winning 2/3 of his games, 2 Coastal division titles, and 1 ACC title. None of these happened when we had supposedly “better players” and a “more NFL-friendly offense”.

In fact, send me over some of what you’re smoking…

DawginSewer

January 19th, 2012
9:33 am

We owns dem jackets. What`s iss a engineer? Dos they built sewers four us Dawgs? Theys muss beses goood jakets.

G-Dawg

January 19th, 2012
9:33 am

Paul is so desperate he’s now having to recruit internationally. Talk about taking recruiting to a completely new level. LOL

Techster

January 19th, 2012
9:33 am

Funny, Gwinnett Dawg. And, considering the “Dawg Nation” overall, you guys might want to adopt the “Theme from Deliverance” as your new anthem.

G-Dawg

January 19th, 2012
9:34 am

“The funniest thing I’ve read all week is a Clemson fan smack-talking Tech”

Same can be said of Tech fans smack talking to UGA fans for the past 10 yrs.

George Stein

January 19th, 2012
9:38 am

I’m pretty sure I didn’t mention Georgia, G-Dawg, which would make your point completely irrelevant.

wjd42

January 19th, 2012
9:50 am

Do not get to carried away about this prospect Ga Fans, because the last time you played against a player from Austrialia, you had your butt handed to you on a plate. The team that beat you badly was Alabama and they have a starting center from down under. ‘oooops’

OkieDawg

January 19th, 2012
9:54 am

He will probably change his mind once he spends a couple of days around all the Tech Yobbos.

GT Rich

January 19th, 2012
10:00 am

I’ve been to Australia and seen their various versions of football. In general, they all tend to play with a level of nasty that many GT players don’t seem to have. If this kid has a mean streak, sign him up. You can’t teach nasty, but you can teach fundamentals…

5150 UOAD

January 19th, 2012
10:04 am

Do the Dwag fans even know there is a whole world outside of the REDNECK SEC?

gcs

January 19th, 2012
10:10 am

College football looks to slowly be catching up with college basketball who has been signing international players for decades.

Both Alabama and LSU have Australians on their teams and Florida State has a German.

south georgia jacket

January 19th, 2012
10:34 am

Time wil tell but this kid might be the steal of the year ( along with Kallon from England). All you dwags making fun of this kid, your coach just made another plea (begging) for Kallon.

Tech Fan

January 19th, 2012
11:01 am

You think our chop blocks are dirty know?? Wait until an Aussie breaks your knee caps!!

DesignerJacket

January 19th, 2012
11:23 am

I give no crap to the dawgs when it comes to sports, but on the flipside I also take no crap from Clemson….in ANYTHING.

Regarding this kid, great, fine. We just had an OL spot open up anyway after Phil Smith was booted from the team, and a more disciplined player who wants an American education and has a non-American work ethic might be an upgrade.

gtfanfrom1951

January 19th, 2012
11:26 am

Clemson O7
your team is an embarrassment to the whole ACC! Why don’t you’ll join the Conference USA? Oh they played better than you all did in their bowl games! 70 points in a bowl game … just go away.

The team that played Alabama better than anybody else is in Statesboro. GSU Scored more points in one game than LSU did in two. With CPJ offense!

BigTimeTechFan

January 19th, 2012
11:27 am

US Football need to get rid of helmets, go back to leather padding, it would help concussions, If you watch Australian-Rules football, they tackle and stuff, hit hard, but they don’t lead with head.

CrαZy

January 19th, 2012
11:39 am

Last high profile Aussie we had helped the Basketball team get to the Final Four (Luke Schenscher). Don’t understand why people have a problem with this!! GT simply doesn’t offer a large enough range of degrees like other schools to get the type of players they do.

Supersize that order, mutt

January 19th, 2012
11:40 am

GTJason, there is more truth to what you said about Tech being known internationally than what you realize. I was on a tour in Turkey last summer, and was talking about basketball with my Turkish tour guide. When I told him that I had gone to Georgia Tech, he said, “oh yes, the Yellow Jackets.” He had seen quite a few Tech basketball games on TV in Turkey when he was a kid. I mentioned that our number one rival was UGA, the bulldogs. He said he had never heard of them. Obviously after that I gave him a BIG tip for the tour. LOL

HighTech

January 19th, 2012
11:41 am

OkieDawg, you’re almost as predictable as WnE and his Coach Kung Fu Panda rants.

wes

January 19th, 2012
11:46 am

This kid’s training video is legit.

OkieDawg

January 19th, 2012
11:47 am

Super, Of course he knew about GT. Look at the number of kids in the GT student population that come from Eurasian countries compared to UGAs student population. GT is a Mecca for Middle Eastern students. And I don’t see anything wrong with it. Just giving you a heads up as to why UGA is not so popular in that part of the world.

HighTech

January 19th, 2012
11:52 am

Ken…will Adam be ready to play this season or will he likely redshirt? Which would he be more suited for, guard or tackle?

NOVAJacket

January 19th, 2012
11:54 am

He’s already 19, so should be physically able to play sooner than later.

Supersize that order, mutt

January 19th, 2012
11:54 am

Actually, Okie, if you check the facts, percentage-wise there are more foreign students at UGA than there are at Tech. That was reported by the AJC back in September. NEXT

Supersize that order, mutt

January 19th, 2012
11:55 am

Besides, Okie, if you read what I typed, he said that he knew about Tech from watching basketball on TV. They have actually carried Tech basketball games (among other ACC games) overseas. Nobody outside the state of Georgia even knows that UGA has a basketball team, and even those within the state of Georgia don’t claim it.

5150 UOAD

January 19th, 2012
11:56 am

OkieDwag…….loves the Fake Blonde Drunk White Girls Plantation & College of Georgia. What part of the WORLD is UGa popular? I know! It the the towns and cities around the world where Beer and Liquor is produced. Those places know the #1 party school in the world for sure.

HighTech

January 19th, 2012
11:57 am

Not football related, but Georgia Tech has been in the news internationally, too. In fact, Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sang the song together during a summit in Moscow back in 1958. Nixon suggested singing a song to ease the tension in the room. Khrushchev had heard “I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck” on an Ed Sullivan sing-a-long during a previous trip to the United States, and since Nixon knew no Russian songs, “I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck” was sung by default.

HighTech

January 19th, 2012
11:59 am

More useless trivia, “I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck” was the first school song played in space.