WR Antonio Messick earned his first scholarship offer at Georgia Tech on Saturday.
And he accepted on the spot.
Georgia Tech now has 13 commitments for its 2013 football recruiting class after QB Damon Mitchell committed earlier in the day.
Messick is a 6-foot-3, 195-pounder from Fayette County High School. He was virtually unknown on the recruiting radar because he had only attended two camps prior to Saturday – Virginia Tech as a freshman and Georgia Tech last year.
Georgia Tech liked what it saw the second time around on Saturday.
“They told me to come meet with [Paul Johnson],” Messick told the AJC. “Coach Johnson said he would offer me, but I would have to get my GPA up. I need to do better in two classes. I’m eligible for the NCAA, but I’ve got to buckle down on my grades this year for Georgia Tech … nothing but A’s and B’s.”
Messick said he was clocked at 4.65 seconds in the 40-yard dash at Georgia Tech on Saturday, and his fastest-ever time was 4.49.
“I committed to Georgia Tech because I like their football team, their facilities, their campus and being downtown. I’m excited. I was ready for the offer, and ready to commit. I’m ready to play at Georgia Tech.”
Fayette County coach Mike Davis talked to Georgia Tech’s coaches about the commitment. “Antonio’s abilities are unlimited. He big, tall, and rangy. He looks like another Julio Jones out there.”
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