After visiting Clemson on Thursday, Justin Akins decided to commit to Georgia Tech.
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end from Jackson High School picked Georgia Tech over football scholarship offers from Clemson and NC State.
The Yellow Jackets now have 10 commitments with 2013 – after DB John Marvin also committed on Thursday.
“I went to Clemson [on Thursday], looked around the campus and talked to the coaches,” Akins said. “Clemson was the last school on my list that I wanted to visit. After visiting there, I just knew Georgia Tech felt right so I made my decision.”
Why Georgia Tech? “The education, it’s in my home state, the football tradition there, and I want to represent Georgia Tech in a positive way.”
Akins admitted the recent commitment of Grayson DE Robert Nkemdiche to Clemson might’ve affected his feelings about the Tigers. “It actually did. I just felt like Clemson got the guy they wanted and I needed to move on.”
Akins called Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, who was out of the office on vacation, to give him the news on Thursday evening.
Akins has a 3.1 GPA and will likely study Business. The 3-star defensive end is ranked as the state’s No. 78 overall prospect by Rivals.
GEORGIA TECH’S CLASS OF 2013