Georgia Tech’s commitment spree continued Thursday, when coach Geoff Collins received the team’s fourth commitment to join the 2020 signing class in the past six days and the 10th overall. Beyond that, though, the commitment of Mays High defensive end JaQuari Wiggles was a landmark.
Tech’s most recent signees from an Atlanta Public Schools high school were in 2005 (Greg Smith and Jason Hill from Douglass High). Collins has made no small point of recruiting Atlanta, and he and his staff have landed a commitment from the school in the city of Atlanta’s system.
Wiggles’ commitment followed two days after the commitment of his friend Tyson Meiquez, a linebacker from Creekside High. Tech has not had a signee from a Fulton County Schools high school south of I-20 since 2013 (Shamire Devine from Tri-Cities High).
Wiggles is a three-star prospect rated No. 70 in Georgia and No. 34 nationally among strongside defensive ends and No. 692 among all 2020 prospects (247Sports Composite). He also holds scholarship offers from North Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
His highlight video shows good agility for his size (6-foot-2, 263 pounds) and an ability to use his hands. For Mays, he has played both defensive end and tight end. He is the first commitment at defensive end for Tech in the class.
Whether it’s through his “404” hats or his repeated comment that Atlanta is the “epicenter of college football,” Collins has pushed hard to make Atlanta part of the Tech brand.
“Atlanta’s in the hotbed of recruiting, it’s in the top five of NFL players, it’s in the top five of Division I signees, and tapping into that is huge for me and it is huge for us,” Collins said at his introductory news conference.
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