One of the state’s top offensive linemen thought briefly about committing to Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Jeremi Hall, a 6-foot-5, 350-pound junior from Tri-Cities High School, went to Georgia Tech’s Junior Day on Saturday. He and his teammate, Shamire Devine, both were in attendance, and both have offers to play offensive guard for the Yellow Jackets.
“Out of all my trips to Georgia Tech, this was the nicest,” Hall told the AJC. “We got to talk for a long time to the coaches, and we got to see the new indoor football facility, which was really nice.
“Coach [Paul Johnson] just asked how interested I was in Georgia Tech and wanted to know my major. He and [assistant Mike Sewak] went over my film, and they were telling me how I could help them at guard.”
Did Hall think about committing? “No … well, the things they said made me want to commit. I know my mother would love to see me play there because it’s close to home and has great academics. They said a lot of things I like, but I’m not ready to commit anywhere just yet. I want to keep my options open for a minute.”
It may turn out to be a Georgia Tech vs. UGA battle for Hall. “Georgia Tech and Georgia are kind of duking it out. It’s kind of a tie right now.”
Hall, who has a 3.3 GPA and may major in computer science or architecture, has early offers from Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Purdue and Kentucky. He has serious interest from North Carolina and UGA, among others, and will visit with the Bulldogs next weekend to see if they intend to offer.
“I hope they offer, they keep telling me to come there next weekend,” Hall said. “If they offer, that would be great. If not, that would probably boost up Georgia Tech a lot more.”
Hall and Devine (who does have an offer from UGA) are likely a “package deal” in college. “We’ve also talked about playing together in college. We want to go to the same school. That’s the plan right now.”
The 6-7, 331-pound Devine has early offers from Georgia Tech, UGA, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, among others.
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