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Yellow Jackets Snag Three Commitments

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 11:47am

Georgia Tech has been extremely busy on the recruiting trail lately, adding three members to its 2014 class -- Step Durham, KeShun Freeman and Tyler Merriweather. Here’s a little bit about each of the player Yellow Jackets managed to reel in during their .

Step Durham

Durham, a four-star defensive back, is the Georgia Tech has landed in two years. According to Rivals, the 5-foot-11, 185 pound corner has a rating of 5.8. The last Yellow Jacket commits to earn that high of a rating were QB Justin Thomas and DE Francis Kallon in Tech's 2012 class.

Ranked as the 27th-best cornerback in the nation according to Rivals, Durham hails from Atlantic Coast High School in Jacksonville, Fla., and according to Scout.

GT was one of Durham’s favorites before he made the decision to commit, and he picked the school over <Louisville, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt>.

Tyler Merriweather

This 6’3”, 230-pound defensive end visited Georgia Tech for a Friday, and apparently enjoyed his time enough to give the Yellow Jackets a commitment.

In late May, the stand-out from Demopolis High in Alabama was , but after talking extensively Friday Merriweather knew where he wanted to go.

Merriweather, who has a 4.1 GPA, said his interest in engineering also made Tech an attractive option.

KeShun Freeman

The three-star defensive end went to the same picnic as Merriweather Friday, but instead of pledging Saturday, Freeman was impressed enough to to coach Paul Johnson right after the event.

The 23rd-ranked defensive end (according to Rivals) reportedly wanted to stay close to his home - he attends Callaway High School in Hogansville, Ga.. Freeman chose Tech over Stanford and Tennessee, and though he is primarily a defensive end right now, the 6’2”, 230-pounder has seen time as a linebacker.

Freeman, who has a 4.0 GPA hopes to study Pre-Med and be an anesthesiologist, and has been offered about 20 scholarships.