Mill Creek kicker signs with Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech’s Buzz and fans cheer before their game against the Tulane Green Wave at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 12, 2015. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

BRENTON KING

Position: K

Committed: Jan. 23

Height, weight: 6-foot, 167 pounds

High school, hometown: Mill Creek, Auburn

Ranking: none

What to know: King committed to Old Dominion in December, but after former Georgia Tech commit and kicker Joseph Bulovas withdrew his commitment from Tech on Jan. 23, King received a scholarship offer from Tech. King was one of two commits Tech flipped Jan. 23, along with defensive lineman Antwan Owens.

WHAT HE SAID

On finally knowing he's going to Tech: "I've been wanting to go to Georgia Tech since the summer, so it was a huge sigh of relief. Especially to stay in my home state and kick for one of my home teams."

On receiving a scholarship offer on Jan. 23 from Tech coach Paul Johnson and defensive coordinator Ted Roof: "They offered me a full-ride scholarship, and that's pretty hard to do as a kicker. … It took about 10 seconds (to accept.)"

On what it means to go to Tech: "It means a lot. I'm going to a great school which is the most important thing. A great education and playing for a great ACC school that went 9-4 and won a pretty-big bowl game against Kentucky."

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