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Bonds solid to GT

Murfreesboro, Tennessee defensive back Gentry Bonds gave his verbal commit to Georgia Tech in August. Since then, the Riverdale High School recruit has been working other recruits to join him in the 2017 class.

Bonds hasn’t had contact with any other schools since giving Tech his verbal. “I have shut down my recruitment. I don’t take any calls from coaches at other schools. I’m a solid commit to Georgia Tech.” Bonds committed to Tech because it felt right. He felt there wasn’t a need to continue looking at other schools. “Tech has everything I wanted. When I was there, I could see the advantages graduating from Tech would give me. You can't beat that."

Gentry had one recruit in mind that he wants to join him in the 2017 class. That recruit is defensive tackle Ben Hutch. The two friends have talked every day about how much fun it would be for Hutch to come in with Bonds and play with Brandon Adams. Adams saw action as a true freshman against Mercer. “I told Ben that the coaches at Tech would play the best guys no matter what class they are in. Ben likes that."

The two friends will be traveling to Atlanta for Tech’s game with Vanderbilt this Saturday. They will leave after their Friday night games or get up early Saturday to arrive in time for the 12:30 start. Both of them are looking forward to seeing Tech play against the local school. “I know both Ben and I will be pulling hard for Tech to win the game. Georgia Tech has a lot of Tennessee guys on the team and it would be nice to see our guys take them down."

In addition to recruiting Ben, Gentry is helping recruit other players that the Tech coaches have as targets. “I talk to Tre Swilling a lot and together we are working on a bunch of recruits.” Gentry feels that this class will be a good one if they can get a few more recruits. “Tre and Bruce were great additions not only as players but as recruiters.”

A date has not been set yet for Gentry to take his official visit. “I need to talk to the coaches this weekend about a good date for the official visit." Gentry would like to take his official on the weekend of a home game. “I'd like to see everything about the game day atmosphere.” Gentry feels that would be something he’d like better than coming in after the season. Gentry would change that decision if Tech wants him to visit and help with recruits after the season.

Gentry’s family remains excited about his decision. "They love the fact that I chose a great academic school that has a rich tradition in football.” Top Stories