Stephen Hill announces his early departure from Georgia Tech to the NFL, only to hear his head coach question his judgment.
“I was surprised, but in this day and age, that’s what a lot of those guys do,” Johnson said in a recent interview. “I wouldn’t say it caught me totally off-guard. I was surprised, but nothing really surprises me anymore.”
Fast forward a few weeks. Now Hill is projected as a first day draft selection and that of course means total vindication for the theory that the triple option offense is a proven way of developing pro talent at wide receiver.
“A lot of people want to be negative and say it hurts them and they don’t get developed. But the feedback that I’ve gotten is that they [are ready for the NFL]. The offense kind of turns them into a complete player, and they can see all of that on tape.”
So Johnson doesn’t watch much tape. Tech fans can rest easy knowing that somebody among this bunch is ready to become the next first round draft pick and that high school receivers all over the country will be taking a closer look at the Jackets from now on.