Signing Day

Signing Day 2015

Signing Day 2015

Victor Alexander - LB

Lettered four years for head coach Verlon Dorminey ... Led Conquerors to back-to-back Class 3A state titles ... Recorded 74 tackles, 17 for loss and three sacks as senior ... Named first-team All-First Coast and first-team Class 3A All-State ... 2014 All-First Coast Defensive Player of the Year ... 2014 Times Union Super 24 in Jacksonville ... Tallied 70 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss as junior ... Earned first-team All-First Coast honors in 2013 ... Registered 82 tackles, two sacks and 14 tackles for loss en route to third-team All-First Coast honors as sophomore.

KirVonte Benson - AB

Three-sport standout at Marietta HS in football, basketball and track ... Only played two seasons of football at Marietta ... All-Region 4-6A first-team selection in 2013 and 2014 ... All-County honoree in 2013 and 2014 ... Marietta Daily Journal All-County Team (2013, 2014) ... Helped Blue Devils to Class 6A state playoffs as junior ... Finished career with 3,587 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns ... Added 682 receiving yards and four touchdowns ... Also returned kickoff and punt for scores ... Rushed for 318 yards in Marietta's 44-28 win over South Cobb ... Class 6A All-State honorable mention in 2013 ... Won state championship in 100m as sophomore in 2013 (10.6) ... 2012 and 2014 100m region champion ... 2013 and 2014 long jump region champion ... 2014 100m Cobb County champion ... Started on basketball team.

Will Bryan - OL

Enrolled in January 2015 ... Full name is William George Bryan ... Born April 28, 1996, in Snellville, Ga. ... Son of Mac and Tracy Bryan ... Dad played football at Georgia in 1983-84 ... Has one brother, Justin, who played baseball at Georgia in 2012-13 and is B-Back for Georgia Tech ... Grandmother, Francis Bryan, was elected to Georgia Athletic Directors Hall of Fame in 2011 ... Great-grandfather, Kenneth Bryan Sr., played football at Vanderbilt from 1923-25, team captain in 1925 ... Grandfather, Kenneth Bryan, played football at Kentucky in 1948 and East Tennessee State from 1949-51, team captain in 1951 ... Lettered four years in football and one year in track & field at Franklin County HS ... Played left tackle and defensive end ... Threw shot put on track team ... Football team captain as senior ... Named Georgia Class 3A All-State First Team by AP, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association as junior and senior ... Named 8-3A All-Region as sophomore and junior, 7-3A All-Region as senior ... Region 7-3A Lineman of the Year ... Played in NUC All-American Game ... Member of Honor Roll with 4.0 GPA ... Majoring in business administration.

Christian Campbell - QB

Two-sport athlete at Ponchatoula HS ... Played both football and baseball for the Green Wave ... Finished with 4,030 career rushing yards and 75 total touchdowns ... Averaged nearly 10 yards per rush as senior, gaining 1,533 yards on 156 attempts ... Rushed for more than 2,700 yards and 30 total touchdowns in final two seasons at Ponchatoula HS ... Named to Louisiana Class 5A All-State team as athlete ... Two-time All-District 6-5A selection as athlete ... Named District 6-5A Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 and 2014 - his 2014 selection was a unanimous vote by the coaches ... Also named to New Orleans All-Metro Team by NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune ... Led Ponchatoula HS to 11-0 regular season as senior, best in school history.

Kyle Cerge-Henderson - DL

Enrolled in January 2015 ... Full name is Kyle Lamont Cerge-Henderson ... Born April 12, 1997, in Atlanta ... Son of Kevin Henderson and Denise Cerge ... Dad Kevin was LB for Georgia Tech in mid-1980s under Bill Curry ... Godmother Tiffany Cleaves played basketball at Tech and godfather Kevin Battle played football at Tech ... Lettered three years in football and two years in track ... Was a two-time team captain of football team and was also team captain of track team ... Recorded 96 tackles, one sack and one interception return for touchdown as senior ... Selected to play in Blue-Grey All-American Bowl and NUC All-American Game ... Big County Prep All-District selection ... Majoring in business administration ... Hopes to be CEO of a company.

Tyler Cooksey - LB

Full name is John Tyler Cooksey ... Goes by Tyler ... Born July 13, 1996, in Decatur, Ga. ... Son of Tom and Cindy Cooksey ... Dad Tom played nose guard for Georgia Tech from 1976-80 and played one year (1981) with Atlanta Falcons ... Played tight end and inside linebacker for three seasons of football at Greater Atlanta Christian School for head coach Tim Hardy ... Was team captain as senior ... Tallied 91 tackles, six sacks, 12 tackles for loss and returned interception for touchdown as senior ... Helped lead Greater Atlanta Christian to 2014 regional title and state runner-up finish with 14-1 record ... Named to Gwinnett Honor Roll by Gwinnett Daily Post in 2013 and 2014 ... Named to AJC Super 75 for 2015 ... Selected first-team All-Region 6-2A and second-team All-State as senior... Played two seasons on baseball team ... Plans to major in business with engineering minor.

Nate Cottrell - AB

Full name is Nathan David Cottrell ... Goes by Nate ... Born Aug. 2, 1996, in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Son of Alan and Emmeline Cottrell ... Has two older brothers, Dorian and Josh, and one older sister, Delena ... Was all-district, all-region all-state running back as junior and senior ... First-team PrepXtra running back in 2013 and 2014 ... Named all-region running back of the year and returner of the year in 2013 and 2014 ... Named to High School Heroes Team as junior and senior ... Also named High School Heroes Player of the Year as junior and senior ... Finished career with school-record 3,974 rushing yards and 48 touchdowns ... Averaged 11.8 yards per carry (334 carries) ... Also hauled in 35 catches for 685 yards and nine touchdowns (19.6 yards per reception) ... Averaged 40.7 yards per kick return with five touchdowns over career (23 returns, 937 yards) ... Finished with school-record 5,594 total yards and 63 total touchdowns, including one passing TD ... Rushed for school-record 1,956 yards as senior ... Also set school single-game rushing mark with 255 yards ... Named Offensive MVP of 2014 state championship game ... Led Knoxville West to 2014 state title and 2013 runner-up ... Timed in 40-yard dash at 4.33 ... Undecided in major ... Chose Georgia Tech because of the academics, great football team and the city of Atlanta.

David Curry - S/NKL

Full name is David Joshua Curry ... Born Oct. 29, 1995, in Durham, N.C. ... Son of Buddy and Dawn Curry ... Has two older brothers, Justin and Jessel, and one younger sister, Gabby ... Dad was two-time All-Pro linebacker for Atlanta Falcons and 1980 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year ... Brother Justin was drafted by Cincinnati Reds out of high school ... Brother Jessel played football at Auburn in 2009-11 and Delaware in 2011-14 ... Three-year letterwinner in football for head coach Jess Simpson ... Team captain as senior while leading Buford to three straight state titles ... Buford was 58-2 in four years ... 2014 all-county, all-state first team selection and region defensive player of the year ... Also played receiver, punter and punt returner ... Led Buford with 75 tackles along nine pass break-ups, two interceptions and two punt returns for touchdown as senior ... Member of Buford HS state championship team with twin sons of Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof ... Lettered three years in track for head coach David Snell ... Team captain all three years ... Was 2013 Georgia state pole vault champion ... Plans to major in business.

Meiko Dotson - DB

Steady performer on tough Mainland Bucs defense that made state semifinals three straight years ... First-team All-Central Florida performer as junior and senior ... Named 2014 Florida Athletics Coaches Association All-District 9-6A Player of the Year ... Finished career with 12 interceptions and 25 pass break-ups in three years as starter ... Returned two interceptions for touchdowns ... Recorded eight interceptions as junior, including two in Mainland's Class 6A state semifinal loss in 2013 ... As senior, had 22 tackles, one interception and three pass break-ups in seven games (shortened by injury) ... Ran second leg of 4x100 team that finished second at district meet (41.66).

Brentavious Glanton - DL

Full name is Brentavious Jaron Glanton ... Born Feb. 28, 1997, in Albany, Ga. ... Son of Billy and Stacey Glanton ... Has one older sister, Breneshia, and two younger brothers, Bevin and Bryce ... Four-year letterwinner in football for head coach Charles Truitt and track for head coach Billy Glanton ... Also lettered two years in wrestling for head coach Clifford Wooden ... Recorded 77 tackles, six sacks, 17 tackles for loss and 41 hurries as senior ... Also recovered five fumbles ... Named first-team All-Area and first-team All-Region as senior in 2014 ... Participated in GACA North-South Game and Blue-Grey All-American Game ... Plans to major in exercise physiology ... Chose Georgia Tech because of the coaches, academics and life after football.

A.J. Gray - S

2014 Gatorade Football Player of the Year in Georgia ... Parade All-American ... Older sister, Allisha, plays basketball at North Carolina ... She was 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year ... Dad, Dr. Allen Gray, is principal at Washington County ... Led Washington County HS to back-to-back state runner-up finishes as quarterback and defensive back ... As senior, rushed for 2,358 yards and 39 touchdowns, including a 442-yard, eight-TD game in state quarterfinals vs. Pierce County - both Georgia High School Association records for QB ... Completed 97-of-182 passes for 1,810 yards and 21 touchdowns ... Also had 10 interceptions, returning four for touchdowns ... Responsible for 64 touchdowns during senior season ... Was 28-2 in two seasons as starting quarterback ... Recipient of 17 Player of the Year awards ... Named to nine all-region or all-state teams ... Two-time Region 3-3A Player of the Year (2013, 2014) ... Named American Family Insurance ALL-USA Georgia Offensive Player of the Year (all classifications) ... Named Player of the Year for all classifications by Augusta Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association in 2014 ... As junior, rushed for 1,324 yards with 18 touchdowns, while passing for 1,913 yards and 16 touchdowns (only four interceptions thrown) ... Recorded 75 tackles and five interceptions as defensive starter ... Two-time All-Middle Georgia Player of the Year by The Macon Telegraph ... Two-time Channel 6 All-CSRA Player of the Year ... First-team All-State by Georgia Sports Writers Association and Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Played in Rising Senior Bowl Game ... Selected to play in Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-State Football Classic ... Selected to play in Georgia/South Carolina Border Bowl All-Star Football Game ... Invited to participate in Nike Football Training Camp ... Also played point guard on basketball team ... Gained all-state recognition in hoops as sophomore and junior ... Was Region 3-3A Player of the Year in basketball as sophomore ... Three-time Merit List honoree ... Jersey retired at Washington County HS.

Harland Howell - WR

Enrolled in January 2015 ... Born Dec. 20, 1996, in Austell, Ga. ... Son of Harland and Sharon Howell ... Has one sister, Jessica ... Lettered in football and track at Wheeler HS ... Named first-team all-region in 2013 and 2014 ... Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 75 ... All-Cobb County selection in 2013 and 2014 ... Played in Rising Senior Game ... Participated in Cobb County Senior Bowl ... 3.8 GPA in high school ... Five-time state qualifier in 110m hurdles ... Participated in triple jump, 110m hurdles and 4x100 relay ... Majoring in business administration.

Omahri Jarrett - AB

Four-year varsity starter on football team ... Team captain ... Team MVP in 2013 ... Participated in 2014 Nike Sparq Combine in Charlotte and 2014 Nike Football Training Camp ... 2014 Howard Thompson Trophy by Douglas County School System - given annually to senior football player that represents best in academics, athletics and character ... All-County in 2013 and 2014 ... All-Region performer in 2014 ... Rushed for 525 yards with three touchdowns as senior ... Also had two TD receptions ... Returned four punts for touchdowns ... Accumulated more than 1,000 all-purpose yards ... Helped New Manchester win six games and make state playoffs for first time in four-year history of program ... Finished career with 2,078 rushing yards and 27 total touchdowns ... Member of Beta Club and Project Manhood - organization that helps needy in Douglas County ... Played baseball and track, participating in 100m and 200m and long jump ... Plans to major in either computer engineering or computer science.

Mikell Lands-Davis - BB

Full name is Mikell Charles Lands-Davis ... Born April 13, 1997, in Berkeley, Calif. ... Son of Kelli Lands ... Lettered one year for head coach Reginald Burnett at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School as slot receiver and middle linebacker ... Lettered three years for head coach Matt Combs at Alexander High School as running back and safety ... Was two-year captain at Alexander HS ... Also lettered four years in basketball ... Four-year starter for basketball team ... Ran one season at track at both Mount Vernon and Alexander ... Led Mount Vernon to 2011 state basketball title ... Was 2014 first-team All-Region selection on defense and 2013 first-team selection as running back ... 2013 Douglas County Player of the Year and first-team All-State at running back ... Rushed for 607 yards and added 56 tackles as senior ... Rushed for Douglas County-record 2,374 yards and 28 touchdowns as junior ... Accounted for 1,952 all-purpose yards (971 rushing, 251 receiving) as sophomore ... Reeled in 970 receiving yards as freshman ... Finished high school career with 4,286 rushing yards, 1,871 receiving yards, 1,702 return yards and 7,999 all-purpose yards ... Amassed 65 career touchdowns ... Plans to major in business with minor in sports management.

Marcus Marshall - AB

Younger brother of Georgia running back Keith Marshall ... Set school's season rushing record with 2,198 yards and 31 touchdowns for Millbrook HS ... Scored all 12 of Millbrook's touchdowns in state playoffs ... 2014 Conference Offensive MVP ... Named all-conference and all-Raleigh Metro as senior ... Also academic all-conference selection ... Ranks third on school's career rushing list with 3,165 ... Holds Millbrook school record for most points scored in season (186) and rushing yards in game (350 vs. Jack Britt in 2014 playoffs) ... Tied brother's record for most points scored in game (30) ... Has 4.3 GPA.

TaQuon Marshall - QB/AB

Full name is TaQuon Cartorious Marshall ... Born Sept. 20, 1996, in Columbus, Ga. ... Son of William and Tiffany Marshall ... Has one older brother, TieRre ... Lettered three years in football, two years in track and one year in baseball at Harris County High School ... Passed for 1,376 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for 1,436 yards and 12 touchdowns as senior ... First-team Class 5A All-State as athlete by Georgia Sports Writers Association ... Named 2014 All-Bi-City Offensive Player of the Year ... Named to All-Region 5-1A First Team in 2013 and 2014 ... Two-time recipient of Ironman Award (2013, 2014) ... Named first-team All-City by Columbus Ledger in 2013 ... Was 2014 All-Region 5-1A performer in track ... Ran 100m in 10.8 in 2014.

Brant Mitchell - LB

Two-time Tennessee Mr. Football in Division II-A in 2013 and 2014 ... Named to Tennessee Division II-A All-State team as junior and senior ... All-Region selection in 2013 and 2014 ... Region MVP in 2014 ... PrepXtra Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 ... Led Webb School to three Tennessee state championships ... During senior year, recorded 97 tackles, eight interceptions and one fumble recovery ... Returned two interceptions for touchdown ... Two-way player also played fullback, rushing for 777 yards and 12 total touchdowns ... Also was Webb School's punter, averaging 31.5 yards on 19 punts ... Named Defensive MVP of the 2012 state championship game and earned both Offensive and Defensive MVP honors in 2014 state championship game ... Rushed 12 times for 145 yards and three touchdowns, and added two interceptions including one for 55-yard touchdown.

Brad Morgan - OL

Twin brother of fellow Georgia Tech signee Scott ... Lettered three years in football for head coach Dave Svehla ... Named first-team Georgia Class 6A All-State by Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association ... Named 2014 Offensive Player of the Year by Cherokee County Gridiron Club ... Graded out at 93 percent during senior season ... Had 101 knockdown blocks ... Played in inaugural Cherokee County School District Senior Bowl ... Started as junior and senior ... First-team All-Region 5-6A and all-County as junior and senior ... Three-year letterwinner in wrestling ... 2013 state qualifier, finishing sixth ... Also lettered one year in track.

Scott Morgan - DL

Twin brother of fellow Georgia Tech signee Brad Morgan ... Lettered three years in football for head coach Dave Svehla ... Named first-team Georgia Class 6A All-State by Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association ... Named 2014 Defensive Player of the Year by Cherokee County Gridiron Club ... First-team All-Region 5-6A ... First-team All-County ... Tallied 74 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, one interception and five touchdowns as senior ... Played in inaugural Cherokee County School District Senior Bowl ... Started as junior and senior ... Started on freshman team at center ... Also wrestled for three years ... Led Etowah to 2013-14 Region 5-6A wrestling championship ... Also lettered one year in track.

Christian Philpott - WR

Full name is Christian Monty Philpott ... Born Jan. 11, 1997, in Baltimore, Md. ... Son of Robert Jr. and Lazania Philpott ... Has one older brother, Robert III ... Lettered three years in football for head coach Robert Craft ... Played receiver, free safety and special teams returner ... Was three-year captain ... 2014 2A Player of the Year... 2013 Class 2A All-State First Team and 2014 Class 1A All-State First Team in football ... Caught 44 passes for 902 yards and 10 touchdowns as senior ... Finished career with 111 receptions for 2,070 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns ... Played in 2014 FACA North South All-Star Game ... Caught 48-yard pass and game-winning two-point conversion ... 2014 All-Big Bend selection in football ... Also letter four years in track ... Competed in long jump, 200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m ... Was three-year captain for track team ... Was 2013 Class 1A state champion in 200m and 2014 state champion in both 200m and 400m ... Named 2013 and 2014 Florida Class 1A All-State First Team in track & field ... Is North Florida Christian's school record holder in boys 200m (21.45) and 400m (48.17) ... 2013 and 2014 All-Big Bend selection in track ... Plans to major in biomedical engineering.

Jaylend Ratliffe - QB

Lettered two years for head coach Richard Bailey at Scotland High School ... As junior in 2013, completed 56 percent of passes for 1,756 yards with 16 touchdowns and only two interceptions ... Rushed for 2,053 yards and 36 touchdowns ... Named 2013 WPDE North Carolina Player of the Year, first-team All-State and Region Player of the Year ... Led Scotland to 15-1 record and state runner-up finish in 2013 ... Rushed for 1,168 yards and 15 scores as sophomore ... Posted 28-3 record as starter in two seasons ... Preseason North Carolina 4A Player of the Year in 2014 ... Sustained serious injuries in ATV accident in summer 2014 ... Did not play during senior season (2014).

Anree Saint-Amour - DE

Son of Manfred and Frednise Saint-Amore... Older brother Manrey started four years on offensive line at Georgia Southern ... Lettered at North Gwinnett HS for head coach Bob Sphire ... Team captain as senior ... Totaled 59 tackles, including 24 tackles for loss, 15 hurries, three sacks and four forced fumbles as senior for Region 7-6A champion North Gwinnett HS ... Named all-state and all-region as senior ... Had 75 tackles and four sacks as junior ... Played in 2014 Gwinnett County All-Star Game ... Led North Gwinnett to state championship game as junior in 2013.

Trent Sellers - DL

Full name is Trenton Lee Sellers ... Goes by Trent ... Born June 27, 1997, in College Park, Ga. ... Son of Lee and Lisa Sellers ... Has one older sister, Tori, and one young brother, Hunter ... Dad played football at Auburn ... Played one year of varsity baseball ... Played four years of varsity football, earning three letters ... Defensive captain ... First-team all-region and honorable mention all-state as senior ... Recorded 81 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 29 hurries as senior ... Honorable mention all-region as junior ... Selected to play in Georgia/Florida All-Star Game ... Plans to major in business ... Chose Georgia Tech because of the coaches, close to home, great environment and he liked the campus.

Brad Stewart - WR

Full name is Eugene Brandon Stewart II ... Goes by Brad ... Born Sept. 27, 1996, in Savannah, Ga. ... Son of Brandon and Wendy Stewart ... Has one younger sister, Sarah, and one younger brother, Gavin ... Grandfather, Jim Walsh Sr., played football at Auburn (1954-56) and uncle, Jim Walsh Jr., played football at South Carolina (1981-84) ... Won 2014 Ashley Dearing Award, which recognizes Savannah's most versatile male high school athlete ... Was three-sport standout at Benedictine Military School ... Lettered four years in football for head coach Danny Britt at wide receiver and defensive back ... Was team captain as senior ... Lettered four years in basketball for head coach Doug Willet at shooting guard ... Was team captain as senior ... Lettered four years in baseball for head coach Kevin Farmer as centerfielder ... Helped lead football and baseball teams to state championships in 2014 ... Hauled in 68 passes for 1,394 yards and 18 touchdowns as senior ... Was first-team All-American by MaxPreps and first-team All-State as senior ... Three-time all-district and all-area selection in football ... Also all-district and all-area selection in both basketball and baseball ... Student Body President as senior ... Vice President for National Honor Society ... Member of High Honor Roll all four years ... Ranks third in class with 4.3 GPA ... Plans to major in engineering ... Lists academics as his top reason for attending Georgia Tech.

Dorian Walker - WR/DB

Rushed for 2,262 yards and 34 touchdowns to help Mt. Paran Christian win first state title for Cobb County school in 40+ years ... Ran for 215 yards and three scores in Class A private school state title game at Georgia Dome ... Named MVP of 2014 state championship game ... 2014 Marietta Daily Journal Offensive Player of the Year ... First-team all-state and all-county as senior ... 2014 Georgia Class A and Region 6-1A Offensive Player of the Year ... Dad studied engineering at Georgia Tech.

Quaide Weimerskirch - BB

Enrolled in January 2015 ... Full name is Quaide Braxton Weimerskirch ... Born July 23, 1996 in Lafayette, Ind. ... Son of Todd and Carrie Weimerskirch ... Youngest of four children ... Has two older sisters - Kristi and Shawna - and one older brother, Colton ... Lettered three years in football at running back and two years in track ... Also played one season in baseball as centerfielder ... Led Pace to 2013 football district title ... Named 2013 and 2014 Florida Class 6A All-State First Team, All-Panhandle, Regional Elite First Team, Regional Elite Underclassman of the Year in 2013, 2013 and 2014 Pensacola News Journal Offensive Player of the Year, 2013 and 2014 Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-District Team ... Set Pace single-game (451 yards) and season (2,308) rushing records as junior ... Rushed for 1,792 yards and 23 TDs as senior ... Also owns Pace's career rushing record (4,865) and career rushing TDs (59) ... 5,983 career all-purpose yards and three kick returns for TD ... 2014 Pace HS Homecoming King ... Also member of Honor Roll and Athletic Council in high school ... Majoring in architecture.

Dante Wigley - DB

Full name is Dante Malik Wigley ... Born May 19, 1997, in Cobb, Ga. ... Son of Dewy Chism and Kim Wigley ... Has one sister, Zion ... Lettered four years at Carrollton HS for head coach Ed Dudley ... Played running back, cornerback and wide receiver ... Team captain as senior ... First-team all-region and all-area in 2013 and 2014 ... Recorded 65 tackles, 8 pass break-ups, 2 forced fumbles and two interceptions in 10 games as senior while not allowing a receiving TD ... 2014 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State First Team ... Recorded 64 tackles, six pass break-ups and five touchdowns as junior (1 interception return, 2 receiving, 2 rushing) ... Led team to 2013 state championship game ... Undecided in major.

Signing Day 2015

Signing Day 2015

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