Once again, I give Paul Johnson kudos for honesty.
Q: Some Tech fans like to suggest that Tech and Georgia recruit different players in the state? True or false?
A: Not really. Maybe at some positions. We didn’t recruit either of the quarterbacks they recruited; they didn’t recruit ours. Well, that’s not true. They’re recruiting a couple of the same guys but for different positions. Some of the line guys [who have committed to Tech] they recruited, and we recruited [some of the line guys who have committed to Georgia].
A lot of it comes into evaluation; beauty comes in the eye of the beholder. We’re recruiting for what our needs, and they’re recruiting for their needs, but certainly there is some crossover.
No mention of academics there, just system related stuff. Good for him.
Of course, whether the Tech fan base agrees with his assessment is a totally different question.