Thuney Gets an Offer

Offensive lineman Joe Thuney has received an official offer from Georgia Tech, and he intends to consider becoming a Yellow Jacket on the same level as the other schools that are pursuing the Archbishop Alter High School senior.

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"I plan to learn a lot about Georgia Tech when I make my first visit, which is planned for Jan. 14," Thuney said. "I spoke to Coach Spencer, and I'm looking forward to the trip."

A native of Kettering, Ohio, Thuney is not worried about the distance between his home and Georgia Tech, and mentioned that it wouldn't do anything to make GT look less appealing than any other schools.

"I already took an official visit to NC State, so the distance really isn't an issue for me," Thuney said. "Georgia Tech is only about a seven-hour drive from my home, so it's not too bad."

Thuney is also a fan of Tech due to the positive messages he has heard from his coaches, who have talked up the Yellow Jackets' football program. He said his coaches have praised GT when he was officially offered by the Tech coaching staff.

Another positive with Thuney is his familiarity with the triple-option offense. Archbishop Alter runs the same offense as Georgia Tech, so a prior knowledge of the blocking schemes involved with running the offense will be helpful, should he choose to play his college ball in Atlanta.

"We ran the triple option in high school, so I have the concepts down," Thuney said. "That's definitely a plus, but at the same time, I'm open to playing in other offenses as well. It's not mandatory that I play in the same offense in college that I ran in high school, but it would be an advantage for me." Top Stories