Having grown up playing basketball, Michael Preddy had to be talked into playing football. At 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds, it isn’t hard to understand why his high school coaches wanted him to try out.
Preddy, from Charleston, S.C., will play offensive line for the Yellow Jackets, one of six incoming freshmen on the line.
His message for Tech fans, given just prior to his arrival on campus last week, is “that I’m a hard worker and whenever I come there, I’m going to give Georgia Tech 110 percent.”
Preddy was twice an all-region selection in football and also a two-time all-state pick in basketball. Louisville and Wake Forest also made scholarship offers to him. He played tight end and defensive end in high school.
Aside from his private-school education at Porter-Gaud School, Preddy can rely on at least one more source of support from home. Preddy’s mother Linda Jenkins moved with him to Atlanta.
“Having that support system and having someone move, completely relocate to be up at Georgia Tech with me, that support is just unreal,” Preddy said.
Sixth in a series of updates on Tech’s freshman class