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Insider

Australian lineman headed to GT

1/22/2012

Multiple sources are reporting that Georgia Tech has received a commitment from Australian prospect Adam Gotsis of Kew High School (East Kew, Australia).

Gotsis is a 6-foot-4, 295-pound defensive tackle. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that he was recommended to the Yellow Jackets by Paul Manera, who played under current Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson and assistant Mike Sewak when they were both assistants at Hawaii.

Manera describes Gotsis as "competitive", "coachable", a "good athlete" (he also plays basketball and Australian rules football) and someone who will thrive in a program like Georgia Tech.

Gotsis isn't the only GT verbal bringing an international flair to the class. Four-star defensive end Francis Kallon (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) grew up in England playing soccer. Additionally, one-time commit Junior Gnonkonde (Lakeland, Ga./Lanier County) is from Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire on the west coast of Africa.

The Yellow Jackets have 16 commitments for 2012.