Ga. Tech's 21 signees include 14 in-state players

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has signed 21 players, including an in-state receiver who turned down an offer from Georgia.


Coach Paul Johnson's second recruiting class Wednesday included 14 in-state players. One of the key signees was receiver Stephen Hill of Miller Grove High in Lithonia, Ga. Hill made a verbal commitment to Georgia Tech before also considering an offer from Georgia.

Johnson's class of signees includes nine linemen.

Defensive end Emmanuel Dieke of North Clayton High enrolled in Georgia Tech in January and will participate in spring practice.

Football signees announced Wednesday by Georgia Tech, with name, position, height, weight, school and hometown:

Ray Beno, OL, 6-1, 270, Newnan (Ga.) HS

Julian Burnett, LB, 5-10, 210, Westside High, Macon, Ga.

Christopher Crenshaw, DE, 6-3, 235, Jefferson County High, Louisville, Ga.

Izaan Cross, DE, 6-4, 250, Flowery Branch (Ga.) High

Euclid Cummings, DE, 6-4, 230, Centennial High, Atlanta

Emmanuel Dieke, DE, 6-6, 220, North Clayton High, Riverdale, Ga.

Daniel Drummond, B-Back, 6-3, 230, Flowery Branch (Ga.) High

Jay Finch, OL, 6-4, 255, Kennesaw Mountain High, Acworth, Ga.

Antonio Foster, OL, 6-4, 280, Valdosta (Ga.) High

Stephen Hill, WR, 6-4, 190, Miller Grove High, Lithonia, Ga.

Will Jackson, OL, 6-4, 275, Farragut High, Knoxville, Tenn.

J.C. Lanier, DT, 6-4, 335, Emanuel County Institute, Stillmore, Ga.

Jordan Luallen, QB, 6-4, 200, Center Grove High, Greenwood, Ind.

Carl Miles, CB, 6-0, 185, Cypress Bay High, Miramar, Fla.

Jeremy Moore, WR, 6-3, 170, LBJ High, Austin, Texas

Lance Richardson, S, 6-2, 195, Ware Shoals (S.C.) High

David Sims, QB, 5-11, 210, Calhoun County High, St. Matthews, S.C.

Orwin Smith, A-Back, 6-0, 190, Central High, Phenix City, Ala.

Rod Sweeting, CB, 6-0, 170, Luella High, Locust Grove, Ga.

Jemea Thomas, A-Back, 5-10, 185, Fitzgerald (Ga.) High

Brandon Watts, LB, 6-2, 230, Washington County High, Tennille, Ga.



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