Here’s something I don’t understand. Follow me through this:
- Henry County wide receiver Chris Jackson commits to Chan Gailey.
- Gailey gets axed and is replaced with Paul Johnson.
- Johnson is honest with the recruit and Jackson, realizing that the new offense being deployed at Tech isn’t receiver-friendly, retracts his commitment.
- Jackson commits to Alabama.
- Jackson plays as a freshman, largely as a special teamer.
- Distressed about his lack of playing time, Jackson decides to transfer, and is given permission to do so by Saban.
So far, I get the logic to all that. Except now, he’s considering a transfer to… Georgia Tech. I dunno, maybe the kid feels like he needs to polish his blocking skills.
But you’ve got to love the spin the AJ-C puts on the decision.
… Tech ran 79 percent of the time in Year 1 of Johnson’s option-based offense. It didn’t stop wideout Demaryius Thomas from catching 39 balls for 627 yards. And the Jackets surprised everyone by going 9-4 and winning a share of the ACC Coastal Division.
Tech aims to expand its passing game in Year 2.
Uh huh. Tech’s second leading receiver last year was Jonathan Dwyer. He caught eight passes.