Commitment from Grayson standout kicks off Georgia Tech’s 2025 recruiting class

Georgia Tech football coach Brent Key speaks at the groundbreaking for the Fanning Center. Photo: Georgia Tech Athletics / Eldon Lindsay

Credit: ELDON LINDSAY / Georgia Tech Athletics

Credit: ELDON LINDSAY / Georgia Tech Athletics

Georgia Tech football coach Brent Key speaks at the groundbreaking for the Fanning Center. Photo: Georgia Tech Athletics / Eldon Lindsay

Georgia Tech’s 2025 signing class has its first member in the form of a local prospect.

Andre Fuller, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound defensive end, pledged to Tech on Saturday, hours after the Yellow Jackets held their first scrimmage of spring practice. Fuller, a three-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite, also reportedly holds scholarship offers from Duke, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, Southern California and many more.

Fuller is the first prospect in the ‘25 class to publicly commit to Tech and Brent Key. Fuller was reportedly one of a handful of recruits on campus this weekend to watch the Jackets scrimmage Saturday. After that scrimmage Key said, “There hadn’t been a day of practice so far that we have not had an absolute great turnout of recruits coming here.”

In 13 games for Grayson High School in 2023, Fuller had eight sacks, 16 quarterback hurries, 79 tackles (four for a loss) and recovered a fumble. He was an honorable mention on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s all-state team for Class 7A, named to the AJC’s all-metro team for Gwinnett County and voted second team all-region for 4-7A.

Fuller’s commitment is the tip of the iceberg for Tech’s current recruiting efforts, efforts that have included hundreds of visitors to campus already, Key said.

“We’ve had more kids on campus in the last two weeks than we’ve had in the last – one day there was so many people out at the indoor (practice facility) I’m flipping out over guys getting too close to the sideline. Coach Eley (Tech chief of staff Donald Hill-Eley) comes up to me and says, ‘Hey young buck, I remember when there was about 10 people here, now we got about 300. Let’s count our blessings and figure it out.’ That’s the wisdom I have from chief.”

Tech is coming off a 2024 recruiting cycle in which it wrangled in a class ranked 33rd nationally and seventh among ACC teams (including newcomers Stanford, California and Southern Methodist). Key and his staff, which includes new coaches Trent McKnight, Jess Simpson, Kyle Pope, Cory Peoples and Tyler Santucci, will be striving to match or improve that ranking come signing day in December.

But for now, Fuller represents the start of that endeavor.

“We’re involved with a lot of really good players,” Key said. “Our job is to recruit at the highest level we can for the best players schematically for our schemes and then the best players for what we need here at Georgia Tech.”