One of Maryland’s top college prospects committed to Georgia Tech on Wednesday.
Darius Commissiong, a 6-foot-2, 295-pound defensive tackle from Forestville, Md., picked Georgia Tech over North Carolina and Maryland, among his 20 offers.
Commissiong, a 3-star who is ranked as the nation’s No. 38 defensive tackle by 247sports.com, was convinced after meeting with Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Al Groh last week and talking to him again over the telephone on Wednesday.
“He told me everything I need to hear to make me want to go there – it’s a good school academically and I fit in well with the defensive scheme there,” Commissiong told the AJC.
“I also talked with Coach [Paul Johnson]. You could tell he was really excited and somewhat surprised when I committed. It was his tone of voice. He had a lot of pep in it. He kind of shouted when I told him the news.”
Commissiong has a 3.0 and will likely study Business or Finance.
He is commitment No. 4 for Georgia Tech’s 2013 recruiting class – and the first on defense. The Yellow Jackets are expected to sign around 14-15 recruits in February.
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