Georgia Tech keeps recruting focus in-state

ATLANTA (AP) - Coach Paul Johnson hopes his third recruiting
class at Georgia Tech will help the Yellow Jackets stay atop the
Atlantic Coast Conference.

Georgia Tech announced Wednesday that 18 players, highlighted by
defensive end Anthony Williams, defensive tackle Denzel McCoy and
cornerback Ryan Ayers have signed scholarships.

The 2010 class marks the second straight year that 14 recruits
are from Georgia. Last February, the Yellow Jackets' 14 in-state
signees were the school's most in at least 20 years.

Williams, McCoy and Ayers are from high schools in the Atlanta
suburbs. They are among 10 defensive players that will play under
new coordinator Al Groh.

Johnson led Georgia Tech to the ACC championship last season.
After losing the Orange Bowl to Iowa, the Yellow Jackets were
ranked No. 13 in The Associated Press' final poll.

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