Jared Ivey, Emmanuel Johnson commit to Georgia Tech

North Gwinnett defensive end Jared Ivey (15) celebrates a defensive stop in the second half against McEachern in the Class 7A quarterfinals at McEachern High School Friday, November 29, 2019 in Powder Springs, Ga. North Gwinnett won 32-13. (JASON GETZ/SPECIAL TO THE AJC)

Credit: Jason Getz

Credit: Jason Getz

Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins has locked down two more commitments in the final full week before the early signing period, both defensive ends – Jared Ivey from North Gwinnett High and Emmanuel Johnson from North Charleston, S.C.

Ivey is rated one of the top players in the state, a four-star prospect ranked 30th in Georgia (247 Sports Composite). Ivey is the fifth four-star prospect to commit to Tech’s 2020 signing class and the fourth top-50 prospect in Georgia. With less than a week before the early signing period begins on Wednesday, Tech’s class is ranked 22nd nationally and fourth in the ACC.

Ivey picked Tech over his four other finalists – Colorado, Duke, Nebraska and Stanford. Ivey, 6-foot-6 and 222 pounds, has quickness at the snap and the long-limbed body that Collins prizes.

Johnson is a three-star prospect from Fort Dorchester High, the alma mater of Tech wide receiver Adonicas Sanders. Johnson reported offers from Tennessee, Wake Forest and Western Kentucky. Johnson is the son of basketball hall of famer Katrina McClain Johnson, who starred at Georgia before playing in three Olympics. In the spring, Fort Dorchester coach Steve LaPrad described Johnson as “a diamond in the rough.”

Tech’s class now stands at 23.

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