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GT picks up three-star OT

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets picked up a big commitment yesterday from one of the Peach State’s top offensive line prospects in Shamire Devine (East Point, Ga./Tri-Cities).

“I think a big reason why he picked Georgia Tech is the school itself,” Tri-Cities coach Kenneth Miller said. “He’s just one of those computer guys. He can tear one apart and put it back together. He loves that. He’s thinking beyond football and what Tech can do for him.”

Devine, 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, is a three-star prospect and the nation’s No. 34 offensive tackle. Miller believes he can fit into any offensive scheme, especially Paul Johnson’s triple option attack.

“First of all he’s a kid that’s just an extremely hard worker,” Miller said. “He’s hungry and has tremendous potential. He will be a great fit in any offense but especially an offense like Georgia Tech. He has all the skills to be very good for them.”

Georgia Tech now has three commitments for their 2013 recruiting class. Devine had scholarship offers from teams like Florida State, Florida, Vanderbilt, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Tennessee, South Carolina and others.