So now that this year's recruiting class is complete, we now have a list of the new Yellow Jackets. In past recruiting years, the emphasis was on either running back or quarterback, so it is good to see that the recruiting is beginning to become more team wide. The recruiting class was small but it seems to address (or work on addressing) may needs of the team.
For instance, they added offensive and defensive linemen. This is important because those are the two areas that Tech has had some issues in shoring up. On the offensive side, injuries have plagued the Tech line so any new bodies that can be used will always help in the cause. On the defensive side, the additional tackle and ends will enable the team to either continue to use the 3/4 or shift to the 4/3 or even play more hybrid lineups. On a previous entry, I stated that because of the quality of tackles that we have, we could play a strong 4/3 system. Adding defensive ends will be critical and this class does help with that.
The class also aids in offense by adding wide receivers and running backs. As a run heavy offense this can always help. As long as the wide receivers aren't afraid to block or able to go across the middle, they will be of great usage.
So let's say hello to the new Yellow Jackets. If you want to see more about these players, check out the Georgia Tech football recruiting section on Rivals HERE.
Justin Akins - Defensive End
Harrison Butker - Kicker
Darius Commissiong - Defensive Tackle
Travis Custis - Running Back
Paul Davis - Defensive Back
Shamire DeVine - Offensive Lineman
Chris Griffin - Offensive Lineman
Ty Griffin - Quarterback
Ricky Jeune - Wide Receiver
John Marvin - Defensive Back
Antonio Messick - Wide Receiver
Kevin Robbins - Defensive End
Donovan Wilson - Running Back
I look forward to seeing you in your Tech jerseys and on the field.