OL Close to GT Committment?

Georgia Tech needs some numbers on the Offensive Line. Could they have found someone to fill one of those holes?

Ohio Offensive Lineman Justin Decker just visited Georgia Tech this past weekend and says he's close to giving a verbal commitment to play football for the Yellow Jackets. Justin is from Struthers, Ohio which is located along the Ohio-Pennsylvania border near Youngstown, Ohio.

When asked if he just received an offer from Georgia Tech he said, "No, I actually got an offer from them a little earlier in the season." He also has offers from Vanderbilt, Toledo, Bowling Green, Western Michigan and local college Youngstown State just to name a few.

Justin made it through his official visit without committing. On his timeframe to commit Decker says, "I plan on committing for sure before Christmas and I may commit to Georgia Tech as early as next week maybe." He's just taking some time to talk over his decision with his parents. Justin got to spend some time with GT OL commit Jacob Lonowski on his visit. He says Jacob is closer to 6'6" and will play Offensive Tackle for Tech. "I'm going to play Guard though," said Decker. Justin cleared up the differences listed for his physical dimensions. "I'm at 6'4" and weigh between 280-285 pounds." So, does he have to lose any of his weight for wrestling? "No, our school doesn't have a wrestling program."

Decker has been named first team OL for the AP's 2003 All-Ohio Division IV team. He was joined on that list by Penn State commit Gerald Cadogan, from Portsmouth High and highly rated Branndon Braxton, from Ursuline High.

Decker is being recruited by Coach John Tenuta, who recruits the Ohio region for GT. Justin says he is not planning on taking any other visits.

GoJackets.com's take: Although Justin hasn't officially committed to GT; he sounds like a pretty sure bet. It wouldn't surprise me if he were to give his actual commitment at any time over the next week or so.


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