Friday, December 14, 2007

Recruiting - PJ Nabs First Recruit - a QB

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Paul Johnson nabbed his first recruit, a QB from in-state who should fit his triple option system perfectly. He's Jaybo Shaw and he was committed to Middle Tenn St. He actually had an offer from Chan Gailey late in the game (remember how many QB's we have lost), and PJ had been recruiting him at Navy. Should be a good fit.
He's a hair under 6'0" 180lb and has good speed (although Scout lists him at 4.6-40yd dash). has him as the #8 Dual-threat QB in the country, which ain't half bad, and the #49 prospect in the state.
Considering the fact there is exactly one guy on our current roster at QB that is strongly suited for this offense, there is no doubt that QB will be a priority.
Also, don't be surprised to see another one. Keep in mind that the triple option often results in your QB taking lots of hits = higher risk for injury = need more QB's who can run the option.