Georgia Tech started the month of August the same way it finished July on the recruiting trail -- red hot. The Yellow Jackets picked up a commitment from four-star Bowling Green, Ky. linebacker Justice Dingle, the second four-star defender to commit to the school in less than a week.
"I wanted to make my commitment before my season so I can focus on my senior year," Dingle said. "What made me choose Georgia Tech is now I can have the best of both worlds, academic and football. A Georgia Tech degree will go along way after football is over with."
Dingle and his family visited Atlanta late last month and he fell in love with the city and the campus on the trip.
"I got that feeling like it was going to be home for me," Dingle said. "After I talked to the coaches and some of the guys on the team I knew it was a great fit."
Dingle is now set to join former Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Oakland teammate Kaleb Oliver, who signed with the Jackets last year. Dingle said Oliver made a pretty strong pitch for him to join the fold.
"He told me that it would be a good place for me," Dingle said. "He thinks I have a chance to compete for playing time at an early stage and I would say he's a part of why I chose Georgia Tech."
One of the reasons Georgia Tech is high on Dingle is because of his versatility and ability to play several positions. That could also help with his quest to see the field early in his career.
"They coaches told me they can use me to cover in space and when it's third and long I can rush off the edge and get after the quarterback," Dingle said. "I like the plan they have for me."
During the recent visit, Georgia Tech not only made a pitch for Dingle to have success on the field, but in the classroom as well.
"I want to major in computer science," Dingle said. "I got a chance to sit down with their academic advisors and talk with them about how my school days will look with that as my major and how I can have success."
Dingle joins four-star defensive back Jaylon King as the highest ranked commitments in the school's 2018 class, which is now up to 13 commitments and ranked No. 60 in the nation. If and when Dingle signs with Georgia Tech, he will be the first high school player from Kentucky the school has signed in the Rivals.com era.