A new class of Georgia Tech recruits could be the difference in the Yellow Jackets’ hopes of winning their first ACC Coastal Division title in three years.
The Bulldogs have the nation’s No. 1 class and could land four top-100 recruits by the end of this season.
The class of 2018 has five top-150 prospects in all, and all are expected to be in town for spring ball.
The Bulldogs have five commitments, including one from junior defensive end DeAndre Hopkins, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive end who could become the first player in school history to be named to the ACC All-Defensive First Team and the first Bulldogs recruit to win the first-team All-ACC selection.
Hopkins committed to Georgia Tech on Tuesday night, and he is expected to attend spring ball with the Yellow Knights.
The 6-3 Hopkins, who is ranked No. 3 nationally, will compete for a starting spot at nose tackle.
Georgia Tech coach Ron Hunter was quick to point out Hopkins’ commitment.
Hopkinson, a native of Chicago, Illinois, was ranked No, 9 by 247Sports and No. 30 overall by Scout.com.
He was the No. 21 prospect in the Class of 2019 and No, 2 overall prospect in Georgia.
Hopets commitment to Georgia is the second major commitment to the Yellow Jacket class since Hunter took over the program.
In March, Georgia Tech added defensive tackle Isaiah Smith, a four-star prospect who is rated the No, 4 prospect in this year’s class.
Smith also was a member of the Georgia Tech class of 2019.
The other five players in the class are wide receiver Marcus Jones, cornerback Brandon Williams, offensive lineman Zach Johnson and wide receiver Kaelin Moore.