Jackets Have Themselves A PG

Georgia Tech's search for a point guard has concluded. Among the three contenders for Tech's soon to be open lead guard role were Elijah Ingram, Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack. Well, the guy Tech recruited the longest wound up reciprocating the interest.

Paul Hewitt's search for a point guard came full circle. The Yellow Jackets pursued three lead guards heavily, but in the end, it was the player they were most familiar with that wound up picking the Jackets.

On Thursday, our sources confirmed that Georgia Tech landed former Mount Zion and current Wooster Academy lead guard Jarrett Jack. Hewitt's infatuation with Jack can be traced back to Jack's junior season when Hewitt made a personal visit to watch Jack play at Mount Zion.

The Jackets had previously hoped to get a commitment from Jack back in July during the Peach Jam, but an unofficial visit to Atlanta was never made and then a challenger emerged. Michigan State missed out on Anthony Roberson who went to Florida and the Spartans began looking for a backup.

In mid-July, MSU turned its attention to Jack and the two locked horns in a race to land the point guard. Jack visited Tech unofficially last month at the same time PF Torin Francis was on campus. Finally, on Sept. 20, Jack committed to Hewitt who conducted an in-home with him the night before.

Jack's commitment means that once Tony Akins graduates this year, Hewitt will turn over the reigns of Tech's offense to Jack. He'll have a chance to be a four-year starter, the exact same career path Akins took upon entering Tech.

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