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OT Cade Kootsouradis is Georgia Tech’s eighth commitment

Georgia Tech received its eighth commitment for the 2020 signing class Monday, its second in three days. Offensive tackle Cade Kootsouradis, a three-star prospect from Crestview, Fla., became the Yellow Jackets’ second offensive-tackle commit for coach Geoff Collins. Kootsouradis made the announcement in a tweet.

Tech’s offer to Kootsouradis was his first (and to this point, only) from a power-conference school. Middle Tennessee State, Marshall, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Cornell and Columbia have also made scholarship offers. He is listed at 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds. He is rated as the No. 115 prospect in the state of Florida and the No. 102 offensive tackle by 247 Sports.

Kootsouradis made a visit to Tech earlier in April, taking the time to pose for photos with offensive-line coach Brent Key and safeties coach Nathan Burton. On his highlight video, Kootsouradis shows the agility to pull from his left-tackle position, a good initial punch and a taste for finishing off blocks. The video also advertised a 4.63 GPA and 6-foot-7 wingspan. He also can long snap.

Kootsouradis’ commitment followed the commitment Saturday of linebacker Jared Behrens from Virginia. He’s the second commitment at offensive tackle (and offensive line), following Jordan Williams of Gainesville High.

Tech’s eight commitments are tied for fifth most in the ACC. It is a different pace than had been standard with coach Paul Johnson. Tech did not get its eighth commitment for the 2019 class until June 18 of last year.

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