GT Lands Commit at 1st Practice

The hope of a new season officially began today for Georgia Tech as the new head coach Paul Johnson held the first practice of the season. With that came news today of hope for future seasons as well as GT landed its third offensive lineman for the 2009 recruiting class. Raymond Beno, Newnan High, informed the Tech coaches before practice today that he wanted to be a Yellow Jacket.

Raymond Beno, 6'2", 280 pounds, received his offer from Georgia Tech last week and he said he knew then that's where he wanted to be. He talked it over with his parents and then planned to tell the GT coaching staff today before Tech's first practice of the season.

Beno arrived at campus today at around 1:30 with his mother and first met with the two Tech offensive line coaches Mike Sewak and Todd Spencer. Once he told his position coaches the good news it was on to Coach Johnson's office to break it to the head coach.

Practice began at 3PM and Beno arrived with one of Tech's top football recruiters. That recruiting force is 4-star quarterback Jordan Luallen, who has done a lot of work to date in helping Tech put together a formidable class. He smartly has been a big influence on the three offensive linemen who have made their pledge for the Yellow Jackets.

Beno chose Tech over offers from Miami, Wake Forest, Army, Navy, Air Force, Southern Miss, and Troy. Raymond's mother is also very excited about her son's decision and she told that her son made a great decision.

Thanks to Rod Mackenzie for his significant contributions to this story. Top Stories