Georgia Tech commit Tyson Meiguez playing recruiter for Jackets

Creekside High linebacker Tyson Meiguez announced his commitment to Georgia Tech Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Courtesy 247 Sports)

Creekside High linebacker Tyson Meiguez announced his commitment to Georgia Tech Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Courtesy 247 Sports)

After he committed to Georgia Tech in April, Creekside High linebacker Tyson Meiguez said he was going to work on building the recruitment class by recruiting friends to join him.

Not long after, one of his targets, Mays High defensive end JaQuari Wiggles, gave his commitment to Tech. While he takes two online classes this summer to help him graduate early and enroll at Tech in January, Meiguez has another friend who he’s trying to convince to align with the Yellow Jackets.

That’s Dutchtown High defensive end Will Anderson, a four-star prospect rated in the top 100 nationally (247Sports Composite). Meiguez and Anderson have been friends since playing rec-league football together. Meiguez said he tries to slide Tech into their conversations, telling him that it would be amazing for them to play together.

“He says, ‘Yeah, I know,’” Meiguez told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Every time we talk, I put my two cents in, slide in Tech.”

Anderson has scholarship offers from Alabama and LSU, among many others.

“I think he is (interested in Tech),” Meiguez said. “I think he really is. I’m trying to get him.”

Tech’s recruiting class stands at 13 players who have committed.

Meiguez’s main contribution to Tech this summer may be getting in position to enroll early. He said he is taking two college-level classes this summer and will take two more in the fall, in addition to one class at Creekside, to be able to graduate in December.

“That’s what I’m trying to do,” Meiguez said. “I’m just trying to knock out all these dual-enrollment classes now so I can get (to Tech) in January and be a part of the team early and work out with them.”

Enrolling early is a clear path to playing early. In recent years, linebackers JaQuez Jackson and Charlie Thomas, cornerback Jaytlin Askew and former running back Dedrick Mills enrolled early and played as freshmen. Meiguez said he would also need to take two additional college-level classes in the fall and one class at Creekside to graduate in December.

“This is my idea,” Meiguez said. “I always wanted to graduate early.”

Meiguez, 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, is a three-star prospect rated the No. 52 player in the state of Georgia (247Sports Composite). He holds a number of other power-conference offers, including Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi State.

In addition to schoolwork, he is working out with his high-school team and will compete in seven-on-seven tournaments with teammates. He is also taking yoga classes twice a week to heal a hamstring pull that he suffered in Creekside’s spring game.

“It’s helping,” he said. “It’s just harder than I thought it was.”