North Cobb Christian’s Jacob Cruz commits to Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech fans celebrate after quarterback Jeff Sims scored a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday, September 25, 2021. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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Georgia Tech fans celebrate after quarterback Jeff Sims scored a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday, September 25, 2021. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

On the same day that Georgia Tech was to begin preseason practice, Yellow Jackets coaches had a commitment to celebrate. North Cobb Christian School two-way player Jacob Cruz announced his decision to play for Tech on Friday afternoon.

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Cruz, who plays tight end and linebacker for the Eagles, made his official visit to Tech in June. He is is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals. He also has been offered a scholarship by Virginia, Vanderbilt and Georgia State, among other schools. Listed as an athlete, Cruz brings Tech’s 2023 recruiting class to 15.

Cruz, listed at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, was named honorable mention on the AJC’s Class A private all-state team. His size is comparable with players at his positions already on the Tech roster. Four of Tech scholarship linebacker’s, for instance, are under 225 pounds and none are taller than 6-3.