Georgia State’s new football coach lands first recruit

390449_10150373233474142_725192542_nGeorgia State’s new football coach has landed his first recruit for the Panthers.

Brandon Pertile, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive lineman from Clearwater, Fla., has committed to Georgia State. He picked the Panthers over Presbyterian, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Coastal Carolina, Gardner-Webb, and Florida A&M.

“Coach (Trent) Miles is the new coach; he came to my school today to talk with me,” Pertile said. “He told me about transforming the football program, and it got me really fired up. It seems like a good place to spend the next 4-5 years.”

Pertile is projected to play right tackle at Georgia State, which has 10 commitments for 2013.

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A person SMART enough to know.....

December 11th, 2012
4:02 pm

Good for the young man


December 11th, 2012
4:03 pm

Welcome to panther nation

Casual Observer

December 11th, 2012
5:19 pm

Make the most of the opportunity, Brandon

Nick Bray

December 11th, 2012
6:22 pm

At least he knows nobody finishes in 4 years anymore ;]

Moobs Johnson

December 11th, 2012
6:23 pm

Panther nation??? Really? I’ve seen neighborhoods throughout Atlanta that have more people in it than the Dome does on GSU game day.


December 11th, 2012
6:59 pm

Welcome to the #PantherFamily Brandon!

Ted Striker

December 11th, 2012
8:02 pm

Congrats to the school and the recruit.


December 11th, 2012
8:10 pm

Congratulations to Brandon Pertile and Georgia State. The offense will welcome his talent.

EKY Panther

December 11th, 2012
8:27 pm

Welcome, Brandon! Got the feeling this is just the beginning.

Chuck Rock

December 11th, 2012
8:48 pm

Kick some butt Brandon!

Hurt Kurbstreit

December 11th, 2012
8:53 pm

I’m a UGA fan but there is absolutely no reason why GA State can’t have a good football program. There are plenty of good football players in the state. I’m pulling for them to put it all together.


December 11th, 2012
9:09 pm

Congrats to the young man. GSU is a fine school. And a growing school. A little winning will help bring the fans out – especially the student body. Tough to fill 70,000 seats…

Steve Nash's Pick and Roll

December 11th, 2012
10:24 pm

Welcome aboard Brandon!


December 11th, 2012
11:18 pm

hopefully they can get a QB for him to block for..


December 12th, 2012
2:28 am

Congrats Panthers. Like what has been mentioned before, with the talent available in the state of GA and pretty much no academic restrictions, I don’t see why State can’t be a competitive team in the Sun Belt in 3-4 years.

Panther Nation

December 12th, 2012
8:18 am

We – all us GaState fans – welcome you to Panther Nation. All six of us are stoked. You should get your parents to buy season tickets. Then we’d have eight.

huh what?

December 12th, 2012
8:35 am

Florida A&M?

Am I missing something? Is that the right guy in the picture?

Kyle B

December 12th, 2012
9:11 am

Historically black colleges have always recruited and signed people of all races.

Concrete Cats

December 12th, 2012
9:20 am

The haters are up early today. Do they even follow their own teams? LOL.

Great pick-up by the team. Hopefully the first of many for the new staff.


December 12th, 2012
9:45 am

huh what……FAMU has more than 20 white players on their roster.


December 12th, 2012
11:37 am

Way to go CTM! Welcome Mr. Pertile to GSU!


December 12th, 2012
12:41 pm

For now, they would be better off playing at Dekalb Memorial stadium. At least they could fill up one half. Of course, winning takes care of all attendance problems.


December 12th, 2012
4:02 pm

i cant wait til the media says GSU has the best offensive coordinators in the city(GT, Falcons). :)
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