Georgia State has picked up a couple of football commitments.
Tevin Jones, a defensive lineman from Luella High School, and safety Rameak Smith of South Carolina’s Woodland High School, both pledged to Georgia State over the weekend.
Georgia State now has eight commitments for its 2013 recruiting class, according to PantherTalk.com.
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Jones picked Georgia State over scholarship offers from UConn, Florida International, Appalachian State and Jacksonville State.
“His mom and dad had a big influence on that decision, and I think being close to home was very, very important so his parents could see him play,” said Luella assistant James Roberts.
“Georgia State is getting an unbelievable football player. He causes chaos. This season, he has 10 solo tackles and 43 overall, including 6.5 tackles for a loss. On Friday, he blocked a kick and scored a touchdown on it. He can use his hands and he can use his speed. He’s a fantastic football player.”
Meanwhile, the 6-2, 190-pound Smith picked Georgia State over Newberry. He made an unofficial visit with the Panthers on Saturday.
“It felt like family; I was very comfortable there,” Smith said. “They have a lot to offer, both on and off the field.”