GT Picks Up OL Commitment

The Yellow Jackets picked up their first verbal commitment of the young recruiting season. They are getting a big OL prospect from Elkhorn, Nebraska.

When it comes to offensive linemen, the state of Nebraska has been known to pump out a few good ones more times than not. One such player that has kind of flown low under the recruiting radar screen is Jacob Lonowski (pronounced La-now-ski). Lonowski is from Elkhorn, Nebraska, population 7,622. Soon, his new home will be Atlanta, population 4,000,000 plus, as Lonoski has verbally committed to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

"I committed to Georgia Tech and Coach (Dave) Wilson on Monday," Lonowski said. "Their education was the big thing. Engineering is an interest but I also love physics and science. Plus, their coaches are all so nice and I like their facilities. It was a place where I knew I wanted to spend the next four years. Coach (Chan) Gailey seems like a nice man… an honest man. I will go there to focus on school and football and be ready to play."

A couple of years ago, the Lonowski's approached Georgia Tech while they were scouting out some schools of academic interest and in the end he decided on Georgia Tech over Nebraska and Iowa State, although at this time, only the Yellow Jackets had offered him a scholarship and shown the serious interest.

Lonowski plays offensive tackle and a little bit on the defensive line. He bench presses 300, squats 350, and power cleans 280.

"I am smart about blocking. Some of it is instinct and so is good coaching. We are usually more of a running team but last season we had a pretty good throwing quarterback. But we were still a dominant run team. I feel pretty comfortable with both run and pass blocking. This summer, I plan on working on my footwork and hip speed."

Lonowski and his finally made two trips to Atlanta to see Georgia Tech, one visit included their home game against Florida State last season.


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