After securing four commitments the past week, Georgia Tech lost a recruit Thursday.
Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson revoked Wayne County defensive end Tre Jackson’s scholarship after learning of Jackson’s plans to officially visit Florida State.
Jackson, 6-foot-4, 300-pounds, has been actively recruited to play along the offensive and defensive lines at the next level.
He committed to Georgia Tech on Oct. 10, but recent offers from Miami and Florida State cast doubt in Jackson’s mind.
He no longer will be able to sign with Georgia Tech.
Losing Jackson put a damper on what had previously been a successful recruiting week for Johnson and his staff. The Yellow Jackets received commitments from four prospects, three of which were from out-of-state. Nick Menocal is the most heralded of the four. The Miami (Fla.) native is a three-star linebacker, with offers from Miami, Iowa and Stanford, among others.
Joining the defensive ranks, defensive ends Kyle Travis (Cumming, Ga.) and Trey Flowers (Huntsville, Ala.) also came on board this week. Rounding out the list, Holmdel (N.J.) long snapper Sean Tobin committed on the spot after Johnson called to offer.
With the additions -- and subtraction -- of this past week, the Yellow Jackets have 23 commitments in the 2011 class. Johnson and staff would like to take as many as 26 players, so there is room to add recruits.
The top target continues to be five-star defensive end Stephon Tuitt from Monroe Area High School.
Tuitt is committed to Notre Dame (after committing to Georgia Tech this month).
Johnson has no intention of giving up on adding Tuitt, planning to visit Tuitt’s home Saturday.