Miller County High running back commits to Georgia Tech

Credit: Hyosub Shin/

Credit: Hyosub Shin/

Georgia Tech football continued to build its recruiting class Monday with another commitment.

JP Powell, a running back at Miller County High School, announced his intention to play for Tech via his social media pages. Powell reportedly has 17 scholarship offers, including ones from Auburn, Boston College, Florida State, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, among others.

Also a defensive back and basketball player at Miller County, Powell won Region 1-A Division II player of the year in 2022 and was honorable-mention all-state in 2023. In May 2023, Powell won the state championship in the 100 meters (running a 10.97) as part of Miller County’s first team state championship in any sport in 43 years.

Powell averaged 7.2 yards per carry as a junior while totaling 611 yards on the ground and finding the end zone eight times. He made 54 tackles and three interceptions on defense and racked up 195 return yards on special teams.

Powell joins defensive back Rasean Dinkins (Warner Robins), offensive linemen Jimmy Bryson (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Justin Hasenhuetl (Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School), defensive lineman Andre Fuller (Grayson) and quarterback Grady Adamson (Edmond, Okla.) as part of Tech’s current 2025 recruiting class.