June 16, 2009

Pair of recruits enrolling early

A pair of Georgia Tech's 2010 verbal commitments will jump-start their college careers a several months before the rest of the 2010 recruiting class. These two future stars will be on campus a little earlier than first expected which is good news for the Yellow Jackets.

Four-star cornerback Barry Bostic and three-star running back Charles Perkins are graduating from high school early and will be enrolling and eligible for the spring practice in 2010.

Bostic and Perkins will both be early enrollees and join the team in January. Perkins is getting ready for his senior season at Collins Hill High School.

"The coaches would love for me to come in early because it gets you ahead in everything," Perkins said. "I am doing it because of the advantage you get from it academically, from being in the weight room, and getting use to the college life."

For Bostic, the extra time will be helpful because he is still learning the position of cornerback after spending his pre-college career as a quarterback at Jefferson County High School in Louisville.

"Cornerbacks coach Charles Kelly says he is real excited about me," Bostic said. "I am just trying to learn the position more and add some more muscle mass."

Despite his limited experience as a cornerback so far, Bostic already feels comfortable and has a playing style and aspects of his game he is extremely pleased with.

"I think my strengths as a cornerback are that I have good recovery speed and I think I can get up on a receiver and lock them down pretty good," Bostic said. "I also have long arms so I can put my hand on a receiver easily."

Perkins and Bostic both competed during the Georgia Tech camp on Saturday in the stadium.

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