Off and Running … Georgia Tech picks up 2nd commitment

Georgia Tech has picked up its second commitment for 2013 – and he’s also a running back.

Donovan Wilson pledged to Georgia Tech on Tuesday night. Wilson is a 3-star running back from Dublin, Ohio, and also boasted offers from Purdue, Boston College, Ohio and Air Force.

Wilson was recruited and landed by Georgia Tech's new special teams coach, David Walkosky (Photo by Georgia Tech)

Wilson was recruited and landed by Georgia Tech's new special teams coach, David Walkosky (Photo by Georgia Tech)

The 6-foot, 215-pounder made an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech last month, finally got a scholarship offer from the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, and committed three hours later.

“This was the offer I had been waiting on,” Wilson told the AJC. “I went through my practices, thought about it hard, talked to my parents, and made the decision to commit.”

Why Georgia Tech? “Good academics and good football – they compete for the ACC championship every year,” Wilson said. “And it’s a ‘running back school’ and that’s what I like to do. I’ve always watched them and respected them.”

Georgia Tech’s other commitment is at the same position – RB Travis Custis of Lovejoy High School.

Back to Wilson: He is projected to play A-Back but might eventually move to B-Back. He’s got a 3.2 core GPA and wants a career in nutrition. His older brother signed a football scholarship with Iowa this past February.

The Yellow Jackets project to sign 14-15 recruits for its 2013 class, according to coach Paul Johnson.

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441 comments Add your comment

Buzzzed

May 15th, 2012
10:13 pm

Ideal sized RB – 6′ 200lbs and can run inside.

Cdpridg

May 15th, 2012
10:17 pm

Congrats to the jackets on their commit

sloppy

May 15th, 2012
10:21 pm

BHAHAHAHHAHAHA. he still will be 0-4 vs UGA and settle for the holiday bowl..SMH

Dawg48

May 15th, 2012
10:21 pm

Congrats, Bugs!

FL Jacket

May 15th, 2012
10:24 pm

Looks like Walkosky has opened up another fertile recruiting ground…welcome to the Flats!

Not Disappointed!

May 15th, 2012
10:28 pm

Good job Jackets!

Delbert D.

May 15th, 2012
10:31 pm

I guess he can run inside…he benches 330 and squats 430.

bravesfan79

May 15th, 2012
10:37 pm

Another running back? id be more excited to hear about defensive players at this point.

GTfan2012

May 15th, 2012
10:40 pm

Great news for the Jackets. This seems like another big A-back, which is great for the Jackets. We are getting bigger and stronger at A-back and WR, which will only help this offense. CPJ is making small changes to this offense that others probably don’t even see. I am very excited about the future of GT football.

OkieDawg

May 15th, 2012
10:43 pm

WOW!!! For 2013, GT has 2 maybes who are clearly waiting on a better offer. Both are RBs which indicate real O-Line guys do not want to be classified as GT knee divers. Chop Block U is in real trouble (with the antiquated offense they run)…real FBS contenders avoid the TO like the plague. I smell smoke in the ghetto. CPJ could go 0 for 25 in recruits in 2013. Embarrassing or what?

George Stein

May 15th, 2012
10:44 pm

Good for him.

I’m unfamiliar with a nutrition major, though.

Bad Dawg

May 15th, 2012
10:46 pm

OkieDawg, Do you feel better about yourself for belittling Ga Tech and this fine young man? Its dawg fans like you that make me wonder. Good luck to the young man and nice pick up for Tech.

Sting Time

May 15th, 2012
10:47 pm

sloppy..shouldn’t you be watching the UGA page to see which
one of your players has been arrested or kicked off the team?

OkieDawg

May 15th, 2012
10:49 pm

Bad Dawg…Yes.

FL Jacket

May 15th, 2012
10:51 pm

GS…the CoS has an Applied Physiology program that studies kinesiology and human motion.

FL Jacket

May 15th, 2012
10:52 pm

Okie loves that narrative

Delbert D.

May 15th, 2012
10:52 pm

George – The other state school has the hashbrowns major. Doesn’t require calculus there, just digital dexterity.

Bad Dawg

May 15th, 2012
10:54 pm

OkieDawg, Glad to know that you are a loser.

George Stein

May 15th, 2012
10:54 pm

Thanks, guys.

OkieDawg

May 15th, 2012
10:57 pm

Bad Dawg…No loser here,,.Does 10-1 ring a bell?

14 GT

May 15th, 2012
10:59 pm

Thanks Bad Dawg!! Good to see the UGa guys call out the dwags.

FL Jacket

May 15th, 2012
10:59 pm

Okie…does 4 WINS SINCE THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION against UF ring a bell? Dwags must be heads and shoulders beneath Florida if that’s your rationale about Tech! Well…would you agree with that?

14 GT

May 15th, 2012
11:02 pm

A Texan once asked me if I knew why the trees in Texas leaned to the north a little. I said why no I don’t. He said it was because Oklahoma sucked so much.

OkieDawg

May 15th, 2012
11:04 pm

Fl Jacket…I only remember last year…I play golf and have learned it is best to have a short memory. UGA 24 – Gayturds 20…..HAHAHA

OkieDawg

May 15th, 2012
11:05 pm

14 GT…and that has what to do with Oakdale, Ga.?

sloppy

May 15th, 2012
11:05 pm

10-1 ring a bell, eh?

FL Jacket

May 15th, 2012
11:06 pm

Okie…so either you only remember last year or you remember the last 11. Which one is it?

March Maddness

May 15th, 2012
11:06 pm

Okie dawg. …. It’s better then the country where you’re dope smoking rednecks play ball…. Hahahaha

ToeMeetsLeather

May 15th, 2012
11:06 pm

Welcome to the Flats Mr Wilson. The Institute is a special place.

Now it’s time to turn the attention to the “big uglies”. We have to have improvement in the trenches.

March Maddness

May 15th, 2012
11:07 pm

Rednecks-1. GT-4 national titles…. But wait, u call yourself a football school rednecks? Bwhahahaha

March Maddness

May 15th, 2012
11:08 pm

4-1 ring a bell rednecks?

OkieDawg

May 15th, 2012
11:09 pm

FL Jacket…It’s selective. I prefer it that way.

A person SMART enough to know......

May 15th, 2012
11:09 pm

Okie is so dumb he thinks OKIE stands for Oakdale? I know all the people from Oklahoma are happy to know Okie is just another GED Ga Dwag fan and not from their state.

A person SMART enough to know......

May 15th, 2012
11:14 pm

OkiedWag has Selective memory like his Selective Intelligence too.

Need to get Defensive Players with Speed. he have to get FASTER on the other side of the line. After the Spring Game I think we will see a lot of improvement on the D-line.

FL Jacket

May 15th, 2012
11:15 pm

Okie…your choice to use logic is also selective.

FL Jacket

May 15th, 2012
11:16 pm

Smart…

Brandon Facyson
Cameron Sutton
Darius Curry
Anthony Covington

There are some potential GT recruits with speed

OkieDawg

May 15th, 2012
11:17 pm

Fl Jacket…You are correct. I prefer it that way.

A person SMART enough to know......

May 15th, 2012
11:18 pm

When I saw the picture I was thinking this kids looks Old as hell. LOL

A person SMART enough to know......

May 15th, 2012
11:19 pm

FLJ where did you get those names? One of the Pay Recruiting sites?

FL Jacket

May 15th, 2012
11:20 pm

“Fl Jacket…You are correct. I prefer it that way”

OK then…honesty is always appreciated

FL Jacket

May 15th, 2012
11:21 pm

Smart…I don’t pay. There’s enough information out there to make inferences on which guys are leaning to GT.

The Factor

May 15th, 2012
11:21 pm

Tech Fans

Okie Dawg is a pinhead. On behalf of those who actually attended UGA, nice pick-up. Good luck kid..!

A person SMART enough to know......

May 15th, 2012
11:22 pm

OkieDawg

May 15th, 2012
11:24 pm

On a serious note, Did Dalvin Tomlinson ever confirm his commit to GT? Oh wait, I’ll call Nick Saban. He probably knows.

FL Jacket

May 15th, 2012
11:27 pm

Okie…why don’t you call Avery Young’s HS coach and have him remind you where he ended up going. Ask coach how life in Athens is treating him?

A person SMART enough to know......

May 15th, 2012
11:30 pm

Dalvin isn’t on the Tide team yet. I guess we will see how the knee works out for him.

OkieDawg

May 15th, 2012
11:32 pm

Fl Jacket…Avery made a wise decision in choosing the Barners. He would have been buried 5 deep at tackle next year at UGA.

A person SMART enough to know......

May 15th, 2012
11:35 pm

OKIE no player would be buried 5 deep at UGa. Just wait an month and see who fails out or gets arrested and kicked off the team and he will not be 5 deep.

Supersize that order, mutt

May 15th, 2012
11:36 pm

Maybe since I am in Augusta, I should call myself AggieJacket. That makes about as much sense as some pinhead from Oakdale calling himself OkieDwag

FL Jacket

May 15th, 2012
11:37 pm

Okie… How on Earth can a team that’s down 32-33 scholarships for 2013 be 5-deep at ANY POSITION??