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Huff signs close to home

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By Caroline Schlabach

staff writer

On Wednesday, Aug. 1 Morgan County High School senior Jordan Huff verbally committed to play football at Georgia Tech next season. He was the third member of the Yellow Jackets’ 2019 recruiting class to commit on the same day.

As the No. 58 prospect in the state and No. 666 prospect in the country, according to Scout.com, Huff is Georgia Tech’s second highest-rated prospect so far.

Huff picked the Yellow Jackets over scholarship offers from Louisville, Michigan State, Appalachian State, Indiana, Iowa State, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. He had previously committed to Michigan State, but changed his mind in July.

Huff committed to the Yellow Jackets after making another visit to the Atlanta campus with his father last week.

“I saw a great opportunity to be close to home and to live in the city and to get a good education,” Huff said.

Although Huff played both defense and offense last season for the Bulldogs, he would prefer to play cornerback in college.

Rusty Mansell, national recruiting director for Scout.com, said he thinks that Tech is a great college destination for Huff.

“I think it is a great fit,” Mansell said. “It’s a great academic situation for him, and they need cornerbacks. He will have a great opportunity to see the field early if he picks it up quickly, in my opinion.”

Morgan County High head football coach Bill Malone also believes that Huff made the right decision in regards to his commitment.

“I’m excited that Jordan will be attending Georgia Tech,” Malone said. “I’m happy Jordan will get an opportunity to take advantage of the opportunities a degree from Tech offers. I like the staff, and I’m excited that he’ll be close to home.”

Huff said he’s done with recruiting so he can concentrate on his senior season of high school football. He can sign a national letter of intent with the Yellow Jackets during the early signing period, which starts on Dec. 19.

Huff would become the third Morgan County High football player to sign with an NCAA FBS program in as many years. In 2017, former Bulldogs lineman MJ Webb signed with South Carolina, and outside linebacker Quin Williams signed with Georgia Southern in February.

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