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Georgia Tech Recruiting: Nick Menocal Flips On Miami For Yellow Jackets

Three-star Belen Jesuit linebacker Nick Menocal has switched his verbal commitment from the Miami Hurricanes to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, according to the Sun Sentinel. After the Stephon Tuitt fiasco it’s hard for the Georgia Tech fan to get too excited about snagging another school’s recruit, but Menocal has at least offered some solid reasons for making the switch.

Apparently Al Golden’s staff wanted the six-foot-three, 235-pounder, who was also an All-County track runner, to play offense, while Tech wanted him to play linebacker, his preferred position. Menocal visited with Tech WR coach Buzz Preston on Friday.

While Florida State is getting stronger by the day, Miami’s class is flying out the door. They’re down to just 10 non-kicker commits and they’re reportedly in danger of losing their only four-star commit, DE Anthony Chickillo.

Menocal is the third linebacker to join Tech’s 2011 class. He’s rated the nation’s No. 62 at the position and was offered by eight schools besides Miami and Tech according to Rivals, including Iowa and Stanford.

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