Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson was born Aug. 20, 1957, in Newland, North Carolina. Johnson was hired and introduced Dec. 7, 2007 as Tech's 12th football coach, beginning with John Heisman in 1904. Tech defeated Jacksonville State 41-14 on Aug. 28, 2008, in Johnson's debut as Yellow Jackets coach. Johnson's Georgia Southern teams won Division I-AA (now FCS) national championships in 1999 and 2000. Johnson coached six seasons at Navy and was 43-19 over the final five, after a 2-10 first season. Jo

Stephenson lineman Joshua Black commits to Georgia Tech

Stephenson High two-way lineman Joshua Black committed to Georgia Tech, increasing the Yellow Jackets’ 2019 recruiting class to 11 players. Black previously was committed to Western Kentucky.

Black confirmed his commitment Tuesday by text message. Black, listed at 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds, also reported scholarship offers on his Twitter account from Louisville, Tennessee, Wake Forest and South Carolina. He committed to Western Kentucky in April.

Besides Black, Tech has one offensive-line commit – Larry Dowdy from South Point High in Belmont, N.C. – and none on the defensive line.

The commitment was first reported by Rivals.

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