What’s the latest with Georgia Tech recruiting?
“Right now, we’re trying to get out and see all of our guys that are committed,” Paul Johnson told the AJC this week. “We were kind of late getting out because of the (ACC) championship game. So that’s kind of what we’re doing now.”
Georgia Tech has 15 commitments for 2013. There may not be much recruiting drama over the next couple of months because the Yellow Jackets just about filled all of their scholarship spots early.
“I think it’s fairly normal; we’re usually to the point in December where we have only a spot or two,” Johnson said. “That’s been the case most of the time (with our staff). Occasionally, something happens, and you add one here or there. You know, somebody decides they’re not going to play or not coming back. You might pick up one, and that could happen.
“We may still take another guy or two. We’ll just see how the numbers go.”
The Georgia Tech staff also has to review the updated academic transcripts of the current 15 commitments, to make sure they’re on track to be admitted. “When you get kids to commit early, you don’t have all of that stuff done,” Johnson said.
If the Yellow Jackets add one or two more recruits to this year’s class, what position will Johnson be looking for specifically? “I think just good players,” he said. “If we can find somebody who is a good player and fits what we do, that would be the thing. We’re not locked down on any particular spot.”
Due to NCAA rules, Johnson can’t comment on any specific recruits until they sign scholarship papers in February. However, generally speaking, he is high on his group. “We really like them, or we wouldn’t have recruited them. I think there are some good players in this class.”
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