Georgia Tech Adds 4th Commit

Kamaron Riley has just become the 4th commitment for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket's 2008 class, and the first for the defensive side of the ball. He joins offensive players WR Chris Jackson, C Nick McRae, and RB Embry Peeples. The Jackets want Riley as a defensive back even though he had been recruited by some schools on both sides of the ball.

Kamaron Riley has just become the 4th commitment for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket's 2008 class, and the first for the defensive side of the ball. He joins offensive players WR Chris Jackson, C Nick McRae, and RB Embry Peeples. The Jackets want Riley as a defensive back even though he had been recruited by some schools on both sides of the ball.

Riley called Coach Giff Smith (Defensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator) today to give him the good news. GT held camp over the weekend and that's where Riley earned his offer with an outstanding performance including getting clocked at 4.5 in the 40. "I was on my way home from the camp when I got the call," said Riley. "I was excited about it but I needed some time to think about it at first."

In between getting his offer on Saturday and accepting today, Kamaron said he spoke to several people to make sure he was making the right call. "I talked to some Tech fans in Hawkinsville and my parents," said Riley. Hawkinsville has now become a nice pipeline for GT. The Yellow Jackets will now have 3 scholarship players from that High School when Riley joins OL Trey Dunmon and DE Robert Hall. Kamaron says he actually played with both Hall and Dunmon, along with a walk-on from Hawkinsville also at GT. Dunmon was a senior when Riley was a freshman.

Indiana, Vanderbilt and Marshall were the three other schools Riley said were also at the top of his list before he made his decision. All three had offered. When asked why Tech, the 6'2.5", 180-pound Riley said, "I felt like I fit well in the program."

Riley got to know another Tech commit over the weekend. "I met Chris Jackson, said Riley, "and we got along great." Riley plans to make the two-hour trip from Hawkinsville to visit some GT practices later this summer and is definitely plans on catching some home games.

Kamaron's final statement in our conversation will be music to the ears of Tech fans: "I'm ready to be a Jacket!"


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