Just a few tidbits outside Athens that caught my eye:
- You don’t always see coaches get canned on signing day. In Tech’s defense, it doesn’t sound like it had much choice in the matter.
- By the way, Georgia Tech, about that whole “academics and curriculum make it hard to recruit” excuse? Stanford is laughing its ass off at you right now. Man, what an offensive line class…
- My vote for most valuable recruiter? Washington’s (formerly Cal’s) Tosh Lupoi. What an impact he had in less than a month – on both schools.
- At least Georgia signed three for the offensive line. Tennessee’s not wearing any in its class.
- First off, Cassanova McKinzy, I totally get where you’re coming from with Chick-fil-A, brother. But how does Dabo and staff not pick up on that and make sure the kid knows there is one at Clemmins? Speaking of which, when’s the last time the Tigers didn’t sign a single kid from Georgia?
- If you’re a Big Ten coach not named Brady Hoke or Urban Meyer, the gap in classes between your program and theirs has to be a bit daunting.
- Yeah, Justin Taylor was a big part of Alabama’s recruiting plans: “[Rumph] asked what Justin was going to do because they wanted to go after some other people,” said Pritchett. Glad things worked out for the kid with Kentucky.
- It looks like Gus Malzahn can recruit a little, too. (Also, note the comments about Utah and TCU recruiting in the wake of their moves to Big Six conferences.)
- And it wouldn’t be a complete national signing day without a potential secondary violation from Junior.