Monday, January 24, 2005

Recruiting - Football

What goes around comes around. We have Antonio Jones de-commit and go to Baylor, Todd Walker to Texas Tech and Marvin Sapp to SC. Well, the shoe's on the other foot now.

We know we got Jonathan Garner (from Florida), Trey Dunmon (from Ole Miss), Martin Frierson (from Notre Dame), and now the Jackets add two more recruits (offensive lineman) who were previously committed to other schools - OL Will Miller, 6'5" 268 (from UAB) and OL 6'5" 260lb Cordero Howard (from Louisville). I'll have more on these guys later. Neither was highly recruited by the big major schools, but the O-Line is a position that can be developed more effectively than most.

In addition, safety Jake Blackwood has committed. He has some NFL bloodlines which I will cover later when I can get to it.

So it appears we have 17 committments:

2....quarterbacks (one is walk-on)
2....wide receivers
1....tight end
4....offensive lineman

1....defensive tackle
1....defensive end

One note of interest - this will be a fairly TALL class. I show only one guy committed that is less than 6' tall - Jahi Word-Daniel, at 5'11".

In terms of needs, it is glaring that there is no running back, but remember that T.Choice will be joining the team as a transfer and of course we already have some solid depth here for the next couple of years. You might also notice the lack of verbals for the D-Line. My guess is that this is a focus for some of the remaining 'ships. However, also remember that last year may have been the best D-Line class in GT history.