4. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
So imagine that you’re Geoff Collins and you’re coming off a rough season when it seemed like nothing was really working.
The team kept playing hard, and there were a few effort wins along the way, but making the switch from the option offense under former head man Paul Johnson was proving to be a bit too difficult, and the defense didn’t pick up the slack.
Throw in that Collins didn’t have a full recruiting cycle to work with, and it all led to a rough recruiting season and a bad year on the field.
Now Collins has an easy pitch to make. Come to Georgia Tech, and really, you might play right away, because we don’t have the guys who fit what we need to do.
It starts with flipping QB Jeffrey Sims from Florida State. Now the program has a real passer with the dual-threat skills to build around – the offense doesn’t have to try to make a thrower out of a modified running back at the position.
Oh, and now the offense is going to throw the ball. Here come the receivers who need to be thrown to the wolves as soon as possible. Throw in a ton of pass rushers to create a lot more depth and find more options, and Collins is starting to get his guys.
Across the board, there were just enough good gets to at least put Georgia Tech back among the living. It’s not time for Clemson to freak out or anything, but it’s going to be one of the ACC’s better recruiting hauls.