Recruiting: Georgia Tech's big board for 2014

GEORGIA TECH’S TOP TARGETS
  • Mike Sawyers, DT, 6-2, 300, Nashville, Tenn.: Tennessee or Georgia Tech for the former Vanderbilt commit? Sawyers visited Tennessee this weekend, called it an "unbelievable experience," and tweeted out a pic of his NLI from the Volunteers. Has Tennessee surged to the top?
  • Myles Autry, ATH, 5-9, 170, Norcross: His brother plays at Georgia Tech, and mother wants the boys together in college. The only other contender is FSU, and Autry took an official visit with the Seminoles this weekend. How serious is FSU's interest? And will mama get the final word? Autry told the AJC on Sunday that he has not privately decided on a school, but will do so by 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Mike Rogers, ATH, 6-0, 185, Campbell (committed to UCF): Rogers told the AJC on Sunday night that he is no longer considering the Yellow Jackets.
  • Clinton Lynch, WR, 6-0, 185, Norcross (committed to Georgia State): Vanderbilt is considering making a last-minute offer to Lynch, who was probably overlooked because Norcross has 12 seniors with D1 offers. Don't be surprised if Georgia Tech makes a move here if they miss out on Autry and/or Rogers.
GEORGIA TECH’S COMMITS FOR 2014
  1. Lance Austin, DB, 5-8, 178, Lamar County: Will shift to defense after quarterbacking team to state title appearance
  2. Lawrence Austin, DB, 5-8, 178, Lamar County: The twin brothers were always "package deal" to same college
  3. Gary Brown, OL, 6-2, 280, Tampa (Fla.) Alonso: Draws a lot of comparisons to Shaq Mason, Tech's left offensive guard
  4. Travis Custis, RB, 6-0, 210, Lovejoy: Signed with Georgia Tech last year but did not qualify
  5. Step Durham, DB, 5-11, 185, Jacksonville (Fla.) Atlantic Coast: After enrolling early, could push for starting job in spring
  6. KeShun Freeman, DE, 6-1, 230, Callaway: Counted upon to contribute immediately as a pass rusher
  7. Tre Jackson, LB, 5-9, 225, Lowndes: Big-time playmaker is underrated due to height
  8. Jalen Johnson, S, 6-3, 195, Oneonta (Ala.): Missed senior season after tearing ACL and PCL in scrimmage
  9. Matthew Jordan, QB, 6-2, 190, Jackson (Ala.): Could be most important recruit of class with Vad Lee transfer
  10. Trey Klock, TE, 6-4, 265, Hummelstown (Pa.) Lower Dauphin: Recruited as "jumbo athlete" and could play four different positions
  11. CJ Leggett, RB, 5-9, 200, North Gwinnett: May be Georgia Tech's best recruit at RB since Dwyer
  12. Terrell Lewis, LB, 6-2, 215, Ocoee (Fla.): Committed to Georgia Tech over LSU and Miami, among others
  13. Andrew Marshall, OL, 6-4, 265, West Forsyth: Could fill a huge void Tech has lacked at center under Paul Johnson
  14. Tyler Merriweather, DE, 6-3, 230, Demopolis (Ala.) Demopolis Academy: High-motor pass rusher who could play either defensive end spot
  15. Michael Preddy, OL, 6-5, 250, Charleston (S.C.) Porter-Gaud: Raw and undeveloped but has high ceiling of potential
  16. Qua Searcy, WR-DB, 5-11, 165, Lamar County: Could end up on either side of ball depending on depth needs
  17. Antonio Simmons, DE, 6-4, 200, Jacksonville (Fla.) University Christian: Lots of comparisons to Jeremiah Attaochu with pass-rushing skills
  18. Jake Stickler, OL, 6-6, 280, Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee: Tall, lean and athletic kid who could play guard or tackle
  19. Kenderius Whitehead, DE, 6-5, 200, Georgia Military JC: Former N.C. State played committed to GT after posting an Instagram photo.
  20. Jake Whitley, OL, 6-3, 310, North Augusta (S.C.): Torn ACL as a senior but avoided knee surgery
THROWING DARTS AT OTHER POSSIBLE TARGETS

  • Kirk Tucker, S-LB, 6-2, 185, Tucker (committed to Oklahoma State): Former Stanford commit pledged to Oklahoma St. after visit
  • Grant Haley, DB, 5-10, 170, Lovett (committed to Penn State): Ex-Vanderbilt commit flirted with Georgia Tech but never visited, opting to follow coach James Franklin to Penn State — where Haley's mother graduated from college
  • An overlooked Georgia high school player who can multiple positions
GEORGIA TECH’S DE-COMMITS FROM 2014 CLASS
  • Caleb Kinlaw, RB, 5-10, 185, Goose Creek: Cousin of GT great Joe Hamilton flipped to Wisconsin
  • Miles Taylor, S, 6-0, 185, Washington DC: GT's 1st commit for 2014 switched to Iowa after "secret" visit