Prince Avenue Christian quarterback commits to Georgia Tech

Aaron Philo led his team to state championship in December
Prince Avenue Christian School quarterback Aaron Philo announced his commitment to Georgia Tech on May 11, 2023. (Rusty Mansell/247Sports)

Credit: Rusty Mansell

Credit: Rusty Mansell

Prince Avenue Christian School quarterback Aaron Philo announced his commitment to Georgia Tech on May 11, 2023. (Rusty Mansell/247Sports)

One day after a quarterback prospect withdrew his commitment to Georgia Tech, another one jumped in with his declaration to be a Yellow Jacket.

Aaron Philo of Prince Avenue Christian School announced his decision on social media Thursday evening. Philo, who threw for more than 9,000 yards in his first two seasons as a starter, led the Wolverines to the Class A Division I state title in December, completing a 14-0 season.

Philo, listed at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, was the successor at Prince Avenue Christian to Brock Vandagriff, now at Georgia. Philo is a three-star prospect rated the No. 104 rising senior in the state of Georgia (247Sports Composite). He also was The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s offensive player of the year for the state in Class A Division I.

Philo’s announcement followed four-star prospect Jakhari Williams’ declaration Wednesday that he was withdrawing his commitment to Tech. Williams, from First Presbyterian Day School in Macon, made his commitment in November, the first player to accept a scholarship offer from Tech for the 2024 class. Philo himself previously was committed to Minnesota, committing in March before pulling back in April.

Philo announced his scholarship offer from Tech in January, among the first teams to do so. He also has reported offers from Indiana, Central Florida, Coastal Carolina and Cincinnati, among other schools.

Philo has been Prince Avenue Christian’s starter for two years and has thrown for 9,326 yards with 103 touchdown passes in his career, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, including 4,598 yards with 54 touchdown passes last season. (That’s a per-game average of 328 yards and 3.9 touchdown passes last season.)

Were he to replicate his passing yardage from last season, he would break the state career passing yardage record held by Trevor Lawrence by 22 yards.

Tech’s 2024 class stood at six players as of Friday, ranked 32nd nationally and eighth in the ACC.