Georgia Tech’s Ramblin’ Wreck leads the band, cheerleaders, Buzz, players, and coaches before their game against the Tulane Green Wave at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 12, 2015. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

South Carolina running back joins Yellow Jackets

JERRY HOWARD

Position: B-Back

Committed: Nov. 21

Height, weight: 6-foot, 215 pounds

High school, hometown: Northwestern, Rock Hill, S.C.

Ranking: 3-star

What to know: Howard committed East Carolina on June 21, but flipped his commitment to Georgia Tech on Nov. 21. Howard is expected to play at B-back for the Yellow Jackets.

WHAT HE SAID

On flipping his commitment from East Carolina and becoming a Jacket: “The reason I decommitted from East Carolina and committed to Georgia Tech was the education. … I knew that Georgia Tech had a great business school, and you’re bound to have a job after you graduate from school. So I decided that that was the best fit for me education-wise. And I like to run the ball a lot.”

On Tech’s option offense: “I’m excited because sometimes (in high school) I would get eight carries, sometimes I’d get 15 carries, sometimes I’d get two carries. So I’m excited about getting the ball, and keep getting the ball up to 30-something times a game and really seeing what I can do with the ball. Also, I want to see what it’s like catching the ball for Georgia Tech because I know when they pass the ball, the players are usually wide open.”

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