Georgia Tech Basketball: Yellow Jackets score big with top-50 Dallan Coleman

Class of 2021 guard Dallan Coleman has chosen Georgia Tech Basketball for his future college basketball home.

Georgia Tech Basketball has been aggressive out on the recruiting trail this offseason in an effort to land top-100 talent, particularly in the state. They haven’t been successful but that changed today, with the landing of Dallan Coleman.

With the nickname “Deebo”, Coleman has incredible size. Listed at 6’6 and 200 pounds, the shooting guard is one of the best pure scorers in the 2021 recruiting class. As a junior at West Nassau High School, Coleman averaged over 26 points and eight rebounds and showed an ability to score everywhere on the court.

He’s a consensus four-star prospect, ranked in the top-50 overall. His recruitment heated up throughout the offseason, coming up with an initial list of 11 programs, before going down to just three. They included Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, and Texas Tech.

Among the trio, it looked as if the Red Raiders had an edge, based on the current quality of the programs involved. However, the Rebels became the perceived favorites among the recruiting examples in the past month. Then, all the momentum seemed to come to the Yellow Jackets. And before Coleman could change his mind, he made it official;

The arms race in the ACC has heated up on the recruiting trail, even beyond the usual suspects of North Carolina and Duke. Coach Josh Pastner has a upperclassmen heavy roster for the upcoming season and needs to land new talent to take over for the future. Coleman is the second commitment of the 2021 class, joining four-star combo guard Miles Kelly.

There’s a strong chance that both Kelly and Coleman could be the starting backcourt on the 2021-22 squad. We know that Jose Alvarado will graduate regardless (likely won’t use the extra year of eligibility), while star guard Mike Devoe has a great chance to move on if he has a big junior campaign. This presents a big opportunity for Coleman to have a big role as a freshman, in the prestigious ACC nonetheless.

The hard work and aggressive long-time recruitment of Dallan Coleman paid off for the Yellow Jackets and this looks to be a great match for both sides. There are still several spots left for the program in the 2021 class. Let’s see who Georgia Tech goes after next on the trail.