Georgia Tech offers DT Jay Woods and WR-DB Brandon Facyson

WR-DB Brandon Facyson has  a 3.9 GPA and plans to be a heart surgeon (AJC)

WR-DB Brandon Facyson has a 3.9 GPA and plans to be a heart surgeon (AJC)

[Story posted at 10:35 p.m. Saturday]

On Saturday, Georgia Tech offered Jay Woods, a 6-3, 275-pound defensive tackle from Jackson High School.

“When I got there, they told me that Coach [Paul Johnson] needed to see me,” Woods told the AJC. “I went to his office, and [Johnson] said I like your academics, I like your film and I want to offer you a scholarship.”

“I was like ‘wow.’ I wasn’t expecting it. I really like Georgia Tech a lot, so it meant a lot to get an offer from them.”

Woods said he also has offers from Arkansas, Duke, Missouri, Louisville, Purdue and Ole Miss. He has a 3.9 GPA and plans to major in Pharmacy or Physical Therapy.

“I really don’t have any leaders right now,” Woods said. “I’m just taking anything and everything in while visiting schools. I’m looking at the options, looking at the pros and cons.”

Also, WR-DB Brandon Facyson was offered by Georgia Tech on Saturday. He’s a 6-2, 179-pounder from Northgate High School who also has early offers from North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Louisville. Facyson has a 3.9 GPA and wants to be a heart surgeon.

“Coach Johnson told me that he liked what I do on and off the field,” Facyson told the AJC. “He said ‘We feel like you’re the type of guy who can represent our school up to its reputation. He offered, and I was very excited. Georgia Tech is amazing. I toured it and I loved what I saw. It’s amazing with its athletics and academics.”

Facyson, who claims no favorites, said he was offered by Georgia Tech as an “athlete” who can play WR or DB. He said he would like to get evaluated by UGA, Clemson, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Vanderbilt, among others.

Also, Westminster’s Harrison Butker, who is considered the state’s top kicker for 2013 and holds a Georgia Tech offer, also visited with the Yellow Jackets on Saturday.

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14 comments Add your comment

FL Jacket

February 26th, 2012
2:21 am

It’s gonna be a tremendous recruiting year for GT…

BigTimeTECHFan

February 26th, 2012
7:54 am

It’s gonna be a tremendous recruiting year for GT…

what he said

HighTech

February 26th, 2012
11:45 am

“I was like ‘wow.’ I wasn’t expecting it. I really like Georgia Tech a lot, so it meant a lot to get an offer from them.”

“…Georgia Tech is amazing. I toured it and I loved what I saw. It’s amazing with its athletics and academics.”

Outstanding! It’s great to be a Yellow Jacket!

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Supersize that order, mutt

February 26th, 2012
11:56 am

It concerns me a little that both of those guys want to go into the medical field. OBVIOUSLY, a Tech grad can take that route with just a degree from Tech, but I’m sure the negative recruiters at other schools will try to convince them that they can’t.

Oman Jacket

February 26th, 2012
12:20 pm

Supersize, very surprised to see you write that statement – as it is poorly thought out. GT is probably one of the best schools in the country for people that want to pursue a medical career. My son is between MIT and GT for the Bio-Medical Engineering degree. Depending on the publication GT is ranked either 1 or 2 in the country. The program at GT is also a partnership with Emory that will earn him a joint degree upon graduation. With a solid chemistry and engineering background medical school should be a breeze! Well, probably not but you’d be pretty well prepared. Go GT!

HighTech

February 26th, 2012
12:27 pm

Dr. David Ku, a professor at GT, has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and is a MD. He is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 26th, 2012
12:28 pm

Oman Jacket, I KNOW what you said is true. The point I was trying to make is that NEGATIVE recruiters at other schools (like UGA) will try to convince these kids that if they want to go into the medical field, they should not go to Tech. I have a young friend here in Augusta who graduated from Tech and is now in his second year at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta (actually it’s now called Georgia Health Sciences University, but it’s still the official state-sponsored school of medicine and dentistry in Georgia).

Captain Obnoxious

February 26th, 2012
12:58 pm

GT needs Harrison Butker!

GT fan

February 26th, 2012
1:21 pm

Captain, my Captain ……. Signing a PK this season, and now offering HB, it looks as if PJ has suddenly realized the importance of “how many pts is a FG worth?” Of four (4) very makeable FGs in the Sun Bowl PJ’s boys missed 3, and the YJs lost in OT.

And the Sun Bowl ain’t the only game GT’s lost under PJ b/c of poor FG kicking.

FL Jacket

February 26th, 2012
11:02 pm

GT fan…

You mean like the 2010 georgie game?

nash

February 27th, 2012
1:24 am

Wood is a very talented young man and will be a great addition to the GA Tech family but with that said Brandon and, Moose Johnson will both be signing with UGA come Fed of 2013. CMR pulls a double dip at North Gate and, locks up Coweta county this coming cycle

NGater

February 27th, 2012
12:33 pm

Don’t know where Moose will end up, but pretty sure Brandon won’t be in Athens, except maybe on the visiting team. His dad is a huge Gator fan and he’s probably holding out for an offer from UF. Seriously doubt they’ll consider UGA even if they offer.

nash

February 28th, 2012
11:01 pm

I said it yesterday and, look at what happened today. Rivals will lie to you man. If he gets a UGA offer watch where Brandon lands