One thing you’ve got to say about Tech’s incoming quarterbacks: they’re getting the hang of obsessing about Georgia early.
Maybe Paul Johnson can bring “Dog” in for a pre-game pep talk this year. At least as long as that doesn’t involve counting.
The AJ-C’s summary of Georgia Tech’s Signing Day contained this interesting side note:
… Tech will still be well below the NCAA maximum of 85 next fall. About 58 players are on scholarship now, Johnson said.
That ought to take Johnson back to the good ol’ days at Georgia Southern.
One potential plus is that, with Georgia being limited in the number of scholarships it can offer the class of 2009, Tech should be able to make some hay with in state recruiting in the next year.
Man. One good recruiting class = world domination. The best take comes from the commenter who claims that Saban is so powerful that he affects basketball recruiting.
No telling what they’ll have to say if the Tide wins eight games in ’08.
Dwayne Allen’s change of heart aside, this was about as smooth and productive a Signing Day as a Georgia fan (or coach, presumably) could ask for.
Ching does his usual excellent job filling in the gaps with some general notes and a Q & A with Coach Garner. One thing that comes through is that the coaches see a lot of promise in Ben Jones. If he manages to pull down the starting center job despite being a true freshman, you’ve got to think he’s gonna be something special.
CFN’s summary is here. No way you guess who they think the star of the class is.
More love for Ben Jones can be found in the AJ-C’s Signing Day summary. Jeff Schultz speaks right kindly about the current status of Georgia’s recruiting prowess, and throws in an interesting story about Richt’s recruitment of Danny Wuerffel, to boot.
Jim Rome is not down with the ping pong thing. At all.
A. J. Green is the anti-Dwayne Allen. And he’s up to 196 pounds now.
And since he’s so impressed with the incoming class that it’s left him speechless, Westerdawg gets the last word.