Posted: 9:48 pm Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

6 signing day notes 

By Ken Sugiura

1. With acknowledgement that a valuation of a signing class on signing day is worth about as much as the Chinese coin that my colleague Jeff Schultz received as change out of one of the Georgia Tech parking lot stations, I think this class may turn out O.K. I can say that Tech coaches feel pretty good about this class.

Tech has not won signing day contests lately, as it did today for Norcross High running back Myles Autry, who selected Tech over Florida State. It also typically doesn’t land players like Kenderius Whitehead, the signee from Georgia Military College. (Tech coaches and officials went out of their way to make clear that Whitehead is not a “JUCO guy.” He came from a junior college, but used it as something of a way station after deciding to leave N.C. State after his freshman year. Paul Johnson made the point that, had Whitehead wanted to come directly to Tech from N.C. State, he would have had to sit out for two years because of ACC rules governing that intra-conference transfers.) And Tech also is often stemming the tide of defections in the run-up to signing day (last year, it was Tolando Cleveland, Brendan Douglas Damon Mitchell and Jumichael Ramos), but that wasn’t the case this year.

As is often said, you want to finish well, and it would appear Tech finished well. One other measure of evaluation – last year, Tech had two out of Rivals’ top 80 players in the state, guard Shamire Devine and running back Travis Custis. This year, it has seven of the top 75.

2. A-backs coach Lamar Owens brought in cornerback Step Durham from Jacksonville, Fla., linebacker Antonio Simmons from Jacksonville, offensive lineman Michael Preddy from Charleston, S.C., and linebacker Terrell Lewis from Ocoee, Fla. Preddy and offensive lineman Jake Whitley (recruited by offensive line coach Mike Sewak) were the first South Carolina signees since 2009 (David Sims and Lance Richardson). Owens spoke of wanting to open up a pipeline from the state.

Defensive line coach Mike Pelton brought in three signees from Alabama, quarterback Matthew Jordan, safety Jalen Johnson and defensive end Tyler Merriweather. He leveraged old connections (he grew up in the state, played at Auburn and coached at Auburn and Troy) on each. Interestingly, Merriweather played at Demopolis Academy for coach Tom Causey, who was also Michael Johnson’s high school coach.

3. Linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum shared an insight from Lamar County High coach Franklin Stephens about wide receiver Qua Searcy (albeit one that Stephens shared with my colleague Michael Carvell last summer). Stephens previously coached at Tucker, and, according to McCollum, Stephens said that Searcy would have been a five-star athlete had he been playing at Tucker (where he would have received more recruiting attention).

Said McCollum of Searcy, “There’s nothing this kid can’t do. Can play slot, can play corner, safety, cornerback.”

4. The last player in was Clinton Lynch, a wide receiver from Norcross High. Johnson said he’ll be an A-back. Besides being a teammate of Autry’s, he was coached by former Tech safety Jeremy Muyres.

Ted Roof, who recruited Lynch (and also coached Muyres), seemed to think that Lynch stayed under the radar for the opposite reason as Searcy. Lynch played on a loaded team and as a result didn’t the attention he might have otherwise gained elsewhere. But, said Roof, Norcross coach Keith Maloof and Muyres “went on and on and raved about this guy.” Lynch backed off his commitment from Georgia State and switched to Tech Tuesday.

Roof, who played high school ball at Central Gwinnett High and now lives in Buford, had a hand with Lynch, Autry and North Gwinnett High running back Christopher Leggett.

“We’ve got to do a great job of keeping our local guys local,” he said.

Tech has had decent luck with late additions. Linebacker Paul Davis took a last-minute offer from Tech last year. Several years ago, Julian Burnett also accepted a late offer.

5. Some position notes: Johnson said Autry will start out at A-back. Broderick Snoddy will also have time at A-back in the spring. (Tech has five senior A-backs and needs to prepare for the future.) Trey Klock projects as an offensive tackle, though he played tight end mostly in high school. Johnson said that they might use him as a tackle eligible, like when the stacks its offensive tackles next to each other.

“Maybe we give him an 80 number and he’s like a tight end that fits into our stuff, but he’s really a tackle,” Johnson said.

Leggett could be either an A-back or a B-back, depending on fit and need. Tech took three defensive ends – KeShun Freeman, Tyler Merriweather and Whitehead, and Simmons could be one as well – not only because of the graduations of ends Jeremiah Attaochu and Emmanuel Dieke, but also because players such as Francis Kallon and Justin Akins came to Tech as ends but have grown into tackles.

Terrell Lewis looks like a strongside linebacker. Safety Jamal Golden, who was interviewed by Brandon Gaudin in the ESPN3 online broadcast, said he is aiming to be ready for spring practice after he required season-ending shoulder surgery last year. The Austin twins will start out at cornerback.

6. An interesting answer from Johnson about if staff changes are possible: “I don’t know. Not that I’m sure of. You’re always evaluating and looking at things, but I don’t have anything set in my mind that I know we’re going to do.”

138 comments
crackbaby
crackbaby

From the article it appears that Coach Pelton made a positive impact bringing guys to Tech.


7 of the top 75 ballers in Georgia sounds good.  Wonder how many are top 25?


While it is important to land significant percentage of players from Georgia, Tech should increase its geographic reach.  In the past 20 or 30 years, a disproportionately high percentage of the BEST players were from out of state.


For CPJ, he needs to step it up in 2014.  He will not have the luxury of waiting until this class matures.  The Oline play has to get exponentially better.  Tired of our fat guys falling down in front of opponents' more athletic front seven.

Go Jackets!

POAD2013
POAD2013

#25 Tyler Gaffney

Position:Running Back Height:6'1"Weight:226 Year:Senior Hometown:San Diego, Calif.High School:Cathedral Catholic Major:Sociology, Psychology (Double)From CALI no chance close to home and GT didn't have his major

#85 Ryan HewittPosition: Fullback Height:6'4"Weight:246 Year:5th Year Senior Hometown:Denver, Colo.High School:J.K. Mullen Major:Science, Technology & SocietyDon't offer his position but do have his major

#73 Cameron FlemingPosition: Offensive Tackle Height:6'6"Weight:318 Year:Senior Hometown:Houston, Texas High School:Cypress Creek Major:Aeronautics and Astronautics.GT should have been a contender for sure with that major and distance from home was the same

#54 David Yankey Position: Offensive Guard Height:6'5"Weight:313 Year:Senior Hometown:Roswell, Ga.High School:Centennial Major:Science, Tech. and SocietyShould have played at TECH--hometown and offer his major

#90 Josh Mauro Position:Defensive End Height:6'6"Weight:282 Year:5th Year Senior Hometown:Hurst, Texas High School:L.D. Bell Major:Science, Technology & Society
offer his major and same distance from home

#93 Trent MurphyPosition: Outside Linebacker Height:6'6"Weight:261 Year:5th Year Senior Hometown:Mesa, Ariz.High School:Brophy Major:Science, Tech. and SocietyShould have had a shot GT offers his major

#11 Shayne Skov Position:Inside Linebacker Height:6'3"Weight:245 Year:5th Year Senior Hometown:Guadalajara, Mexico High School:Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.)Major:Mgmt. Science and EngineeringNo shot was a package deal with his brother but GT offers his major

#29 Ed ReynoldsPosition: Free Safety Height:6'2"Weight:206 Year:Senior Hometown:Stoneville, N.C.High School:Woodberry Forest (Va.)Major:Political Science
Close to TECH don't offer same major but one close enough.

Interesting that all were SENIORS and 1/2 were 5th year Seniors. Tech had an honest shot at maybe 4 of the 8 players. Were any of these players better than what TECH recruited 5-6 years ago? I don't know what they were ranked out of high school.6 years ago CPJ just got the TECH job so the four 5th year seniors were not even on TECH's/JOHNSON'S Radar when he got the job(those 4 players didn't know CPJ or his staff). The ONLY legit player TECH and CPJ LOST to Stanford was the Kid from Roswell DAVID YANKEY.Yankey's achievements(and there are many)

As a Senior (2013) 
• Team captain
• Unanimous All-American
     • Eighth unanimous All-American in program history
     • First two-time first team All-American since Bob Whitfield (1990-91)
• Walter Camp All-America first team
• AFCA All-America first team
• FWAA All-America first team
• Sporting News All-America first team
• Associated Press All-America first team
• USA Today All-America first team
• SI.com All-America first team
• CBSSports.com All-America first team
• ESPN.com All-America first team
• Phil Steele All-America first team
• Athlon Sports All-America first team
• Athlon Sports All-Pac-12 first team
• ESPN.com All-Pac-12
• Sporting News All-Pac-12
• All-Pac-12 first team
• Phil Steele All-Pac-12 first team
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
• Stanford's Al Masters Award
• Maxwell Award watch list
• Outland Trophy watch list
• Outland Trophy semifinalist
• Lombardi Award watch list
• Lombardi Award semifinalist
• ESPN.com preseason All-America
• CBSSports.com preseason All-America
• SI.com preseason All-America
• Phil Steele preseason All-America
• Athlon Sports preseason All-America
• Phil Steele preseason All-Pac-12
• Athlon Sports preseason All-Pac-12
• Lindy's preseason All-Pac-12
• ESPN.com's preseason ninth-best player in Pac-12
• ESPN.com Midseason All-America (Oct. 15)
• Nation's top interior lineman
• 13 games played
• Part of one of nation's top offensive lines
     • 22nd in rushing offense (207.4 yards/game)   
     • 11th in sacks allowed (1.14/game)  
     • Seventh in tackles for loss allowed (4.14/game)

As a Junior (2012)
• Consensus All-American 
• Associated Press All-America second team
• Sporting News All-America first team
• AFCA All-America first team
• Phil Steele All-America second team
• CBSSports.com All-America second team
• All-Pac-12 first team
• Outland Trophy Watch List
• Morris Trophy (Pac-12’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman)
• Recipient of team’s Outstanding Junior Award
• Top pulling offensive lineman in the nation
• Started all 14 games at left tackle after playing previous season at left guard
• Played four of five offensive line positions, in addition to tight end and wing
• Graded at 86 percent and allowed one sack
• Led an offensive line with 37 returning starts (103rd in FBS)
• Protected two first-year starting quarterbacks for conference-low 17 sacks in regular season
• Paved way for Stepfan Taylor’s 1,530 rushing yards, second highest total in school history

As a Sophomore (2011)
• All-Pac-12 honorable mention
• Yahoo! Sports Freshman All-America
• Started 13 games at left guard
• One of three first-year starters on offensive line (Sam Schwartzstein and Cameron Fleming)
• Helped ground attack average 210.62 yards per game, second-best in Pac-12
• Offensive line allowed seventh (tie) fewest sacks per game in nation (0.85 per game, 11 total) 
• Helped Andrew Luck set single-season (37) and career (82) records for touchdown passes

As a Freshman (2010)
• Played as true freshman against Sacramento State and UCLA before season-ending injury
• First freshman offensive lineman to play since Kwame Harris and Kirk Chambers (2000)

The Yankey File
• Graduated from Centennial (Ga.)
• Played for head coach Jeff Measor
• Nation’s 44th-best offensive tackle by Scout, 47th by Rivals
• Earned four varsity letters
• Three-time all-region 
• Honorable mention all-state as a senior
• Roswell’s Excalibur Award recipient, honoring excellence in athletics and leadership
• Born in Sydney, Australia
• Full name is David Famiyekyi Yankey
• Son of David and Darina Yankey
• Two brothers, Alexander and Jerome
• Majoring in science, technology and society (innovation, technology and organizations)
This is a Player we could have used and needed to get but it was CPJ's first full year recruiting at TECH. So if you are being REALISTIC TECH missed on.....ONE..1....UNO...kid that went to Stanford over TECH.

-sting-
-sting-

bleed


godhigh is on the Offensive side, right? and did you see one of the passes he "short armed". you better check to see what size some of the uga recruits look like since they are beating us like a drum for years now.


again tech has a proud small pool to select from because of its academics. the pool shrinks to puddle for any player wanting to play at the next level across the board. exceptions? yes! enough to break the streak go losses against va tech, miami, clemson or uga? doubt it.


btw, to think you can win by recruiting from a puddle is pure unadulterated arrogance or delusion.

ToccoaDawg
ToccoaDawg

As a dawg fan I am disappointed that Tech isn't keeping more instate players in the state. This has to change. There is no excuse for Tech not to keep some of these players from going to other states to play. Georgia can't keep them all. If Tech kept some of those players in state they and not Clemson or FSU would be playing for the ACC Championship every year.

-sting-
-sting-

number seven- size

three guys brought in to bolster defensive side of ball are < 5-11". one an lb with two db's listed at 5'9" . sorry to ne realistic but that is not what you need to shore it up nor a de at 230.

appy state might he proud of this class. ill take a wait and see.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

The SEC West signed more 5* Recruits that all the other CONFERENCES COMBINED!

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

Since when does identifying and naming the Big-4 on our schedule merit deleting that post?

Really?

charlestonian77
charlestonian77

call me wrong but i have a feeling that cpj could be willing to listen to coach cook and add more west coast style 'tweeks' to our offense.

if he did that maybe he would allow coach cook the opportunity to run the offense?

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

Good post. Totally agree about OLine play. Too much blame has been on QB play since Nesbitt left. But the OLine in as gotten totally dominated by solid competition.

Absolutely no excuses for not signing 1 of the top 35 players in the state. That screams for change in leadership.

Ghost13
Ghost13

@crackbaby Zero of  the  top 35  players in the  state of Georgia  signed  with Gt. How is it possible  that a coach in major  conference can't  sign any of the  top 35 prospects  from his state.

POAD2013
POAD2013

That post was in response to WnE/Bannings post on the DOL article on the invites to the NFL COMBINE

BleedingGold
BleedingGold

@-sting- You speak as if we get annihilated by those teams every season.  We don't.  As a matter of fact, we usually blow games against all of those teams.  If recruiting truly decide head to head battles, we would be getting smacked around by all four of those teams year in and year out.  We're not!  I agree, we need to start beating those teams, but don't be naive and believe that the because we don't recruit as well as those teams, we'll lose badly to any of teams.  All likelihood, they'll probably be close games. 

Tech1986
Tech1986

@ToccoaDawg I will try to answer this in a way that will make sense to everyone that questions Tech's recruiting, this is my opinion and I'm sure some will bash me, but I comes from talking to many high school kids, as a character ed speaker at a local high school. Many students, whether an elite athlete or not, gets bombarded from early on that Tech is a school full of nerds, no fun, "ugly" girls, majority of foreign students, really hard, no fun to be had etc.. So when we start recruiting football players, 99.9% think they will be in the NFL, but in reality, only 1-2 % every make it a career longer than 3-5 years. So Tech goes to a local 3,4, or 5 star and says we want you, the kid might say no thanks, the TO is not my thing, no, I want to go to a place that will prepare me for the next level, blah, blah, blah, most of these guys put education last, not first, which it really should be. Additionally, all these kids growing up are encouraged to cheer for UGA, unless by chance a family member or friend went to Tech, they will cheer for UGA and not Tech. Again, we at Tech cannot make mistakes such a UGA did with Washon Ealey and Isiah Crowell, but UGA can. Another point that you failed to mention is that we do have limited number of majors, and that has nothing to do with SAT/ACT or GPA, it has to do with what the kids want to major in. If a SA thinks he's going to be the next ESPN or Fox sports Anchor, he's not coming to Tech, since we do not offer broadcast journalism. If he wants to be a History Teacher, he's not coming to Tech, we do not offer education majors, but if he wants to study corporate Finance we have the Business Admin degree with a Finance track that can compete with the best business schools in the country. What we cannot compete with the lack of majors and that may be the reason the these SA's leave this state. UGA should never let the #1 kid go, you guys an offer almost any major that all state universities can, but Tech does not have that luxury. My opinions, may not be politically correct and I'm sure some of you will say it's cop out, but it's what I think happens. And just some more food for thought, if all 125 D-1 schools on average sign 20 kids, that's 2500 football players and let's say all finish and go into the NFL draft, that's 2500 people applying for about 250 potential openings, and then maybe 2/3 get a job, that's 83 who make a team, so just from this class of freshman who make it 4 years, only 3.3% make a team the first year, so the odds get even lower when you throw in FBS, D-11, D-3 etc. So again, we at Tech are offering a different model to the SA's. Again, my feelings. Go JAckets!!!1


Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@-sting-  


Amen, sting.  I've been saying it for a long, long time.  PJ RECRUITS THE SMALLEST FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF ANY TECH HC I CAN EVER REMEMBER.


Now, if we were racing on horseback against the other team, or maybe playing polo we might have an advantage!

BigTimeTECHFan
BigTimeTECHFan

@MikeBanning  


That's because the player being recruited by those schools got more stars simply because those scools were offerning the kid. It very simple stuff:


If kid get offered by Alabama, LSU, TA&M, Auburn the scouting service will give him 5  stars

If kid of same talant is offered only by GT, Duke, WF, Baylor the souting services will only give him 3 stars.

Example:

Johnny Manziel =  3 stars because he had zero offers from SEC schools

Chritian LeMay was 4 star because he was offered by 5 SEC schools

Jeff Driskel  was 5 star because he had 7 SEC offers


Which one was the better player?


KenAJC
KenAJC moderator

@MikeBanning i haven't deleted any of your comments in at least a week. i believe your comments can be flagged by other readers and then deleted.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@charlestonian77 I'm going to go ahead and call you wrong on this one.  I think we will see a return to the base O to begin with and wrinkles added as JT/TB/MJ get comfortable with the game speed reads. 


I wouldn't be surprised to see some west coast "wrinkles" added in as stand alone plays from time to time.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@POAD2013  

Will you admit that a school like Stanford having 8 invitees to the NFL draft is rather impressive?

To top that off they just brought in the #15-18 ranked recruiting class depending on which  Recruiting Service you trust.

Stanford will be a major player in the Pac-12 even if USCw makes a comeback.

Stanford has a "formula", they are on a roll and their momentum doesn't seem to be slowing down.

No matter which way you look at it. VERY IMPRESSIVE.

A model that GT could learn from and follow.

Lots of those guys above are in majors that GT offers.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@Hookedonshortpasses those guys wouldn't get in TECH now. The HILL has clamped down. The O'Leary players are not getting in TECH anymore. The issue is that most of the Government school systems in the Southern states SUCK and the Athletes are not even close to being STUDENTS deserving of a chance to go to COLLEGE much less TECH. The Athletes need to be better students and that is the LAST thing most are focused on.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@BigTimeTECHFan @MikeBanning  

If you think those stars don't mean anything, then simply let GT line up and play the SEC west next year,

After the MC Bowl vs. Ole Miss, I don't think we'd do too well.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@KenAJC

Do you have the NEW POST counter as well or does it only work on some blogs?

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@KenAJC @MikeBanning  

Thanks for the clarification.

That system needs to be changed, there was no profanity, no name calling, and just simple talk about CFB.


AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@KenAJC @MikeBanning Michael Carvell, on the other hand, personally deleted a bunch of MS's posts a couple of days ago for trashing recruits.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@AugustaJacket CPJ did pass more at hawaii, Ga Sou, and Navy when he had a QB that could run the TO very well. At hawaii CPJ really used a passing game and learned how he wanted to use it from his base TO.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @GeorgeStein@GTBob

100% of GT alums wishes GT could be Stanford in every way, me included!

_____________________________________


Proof, please?  I happen to know several who don't feel this way.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@GeorgeStein @GTBob  

Stuff like that is easily covered up by 4 consecutive BCS Bowl bids.

Also you fail to mention they had a small class last year and when got back to a normal class size, they were back around #15 in the country.

You look really silly being envious of ND and Stanford.

100% of GT alums wishes GT could be Stanford in every way, me included!

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@GTBob Stanford had the 63rd rated recruiting class year, according to Rivals, but you you won't hear WnE talking about that much.

GTBob
GTBob

@MikeBanning My point was that Stanford's recruiting classes probably aren't going to stay that high. They are going to have a falling out at some point. look at Michigan and Tennessee or even Miami. They recruit great and have nothing in recent memory to show for it. The difference between them and Stanford though is that they have the fan support and legacy to march on anyways and eventually improve. Im not sure Stanford does. They are a team riding on momentum right now from having a great coach and one of the better QB's in college football history. That momentum will eventually end.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@MikeBanning Simple math dictates that they either will stay at that level or other coaches in their conference will be terminated.   Last I checked, wins and losses are a zero sum game, so if they maintain their level of success, it'll be pretty stunning.


Either way, you come across as a nuisance heckler shouting from the peanut gallery.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@GTBob  

Not with consistent Top-25 Recruiting classes, disciplined and academically inclined players,  with low attrition to top it all off.

With all that going for Stanford, they'll likely stay at or above 9 wins for the foreseeable future.

Meanwhile where does CPJ have GT FB headed with Recruiting classes ranked in the high-40s to low-50s?

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@GTBob  

They are already halfway there.

Also, no school not even Texas & USCw win 10+ games every year,  Bama & LSU can do it, but they do a lot of things there that will never happen at Stanford.

When is GT gonna go on a 4 year run like Stanford?

GT fans like you are so quick to say what another school cannot do or has not done, yet you say nothing about what you expect from GT FB, nor do you ever demand that GT FB perform at a level that high.

You come across as a nuisance heckler shouting from the peanut gallery.

GTBob
GTBob

If Stanford can sustain this level of success for 10 years I will be impressed. Longer than that is nearly impossible. The problem they have is that a lot of their current success is because of the media attention of the current run they are on and because of some PAC 12 teams playing below their real level. Once Stanford starts to fall to 8-9 win seasons, they will start to lose their cache of the hot team on the block. That is when their program will really be tested and I'm not very convinced that they won't fall back to a 5-6 win team.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@MikeBanning They are doing well? YES. Will it LAST? Not sure even in the PAC-12. Is TECH losing players to Stanford? Not really. Can The INSTITUTE sell themselves better? Yes. Should the Institute lower their standards to win more game? No! Were any of those 8 Stanford players legit TECH prospects at the time they were recruited and from where they went to school? No only maybe 1.

Hookedonshortpasses
Hookedonshortpasses

@POAD2013    Did you just insult many of the players that played for O'L?

ps..Pat Swilling ...82...the coach was not O'L.  Pat came back after pro ball and finished.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@ToccoaDawg NO! The INSTITUTE shouldn't be getting those guys. If you want those guys then get the BoR to allow TECH to expand the curriculum. TECH can get a bunch of 1/2 educated ATHLETES in school to take JOKE classes and get a TECH diploma? That is not going to happen. TECH alumni want their diplomas to mean something more than a WALK THROUGH. The Men and Women with a GIT diploma KNOW they didn't just get a diploma, but they SURVIVED the RIGORS of THE INSTITUTE. 

Ghost13
Ghost13

@BleedingGold @Birminham__Jacketand Robbie Godhigh mad  which all conference  team or  would've played  at  which program other than Gt. Going to play in the NFL? Godhigh  big  heart , good  kid .

POAD2013
POAD2013

@Dawgilama then why have the SEC teams backed out of their contracts or wanted to move them to the future?

POAD2013
POAD2013

@MikeBanning TECH has tried to get BAMA on the schedule & it has been move to the future. We do play AUBURN & Vandy every so often. Ole Miss backed out of a h-n-h a few years back. We played Miss St. So far USC and UTenn will not play us but we have a history with both as well. LSU, Texas A&M & Mizzou are too far. Florida will not take our call either. I know some of those mentioned are not in the west but I was just talking playing the SEC no matter the division.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@MikeBanning

CRY CRY CRY.......You deserved it for all the post that were not deleted.

You LIE so you should be deleted for that reason alone. 


SIMPLE talk about football is your Biggest Lie yet.

D-Sheets
D-Sheets

@AugustaJacket @KenAJC@MikeBanning

I'm going to "flag" every Banning comment I can.  Dude's a kook, and shouldn't been in the company of scholars such as ourselves!


Bout to "flag" his comment below this one!

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket @KenAJC @MikeBanning  

Bad move by MC,  I simply asked why a HS HC would lead his recruit to believe that he had until June to get his test scores in, when most BCS level HCs want the scores in by Fall of the Sr. year.

If a BCS level HC has 10-12 guys waiting on June Test Scores and a bunch of them don't pass, then that HC could lose half of a recruiting class with no recourse.

I called out the HC for giving his player obviously bad advice.

That doesn't merit a post getting deleted.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@POAD2013 @AugustaJacket Not really  Those pass happy Hawaii teams came after CPJ left.


He had two years with Gabriel at QB where he passes more than his usual.  I think it was 89-90.  Other than that, his percentage of passes to runs has been pretty consistent. 


Also, not that CPJ attempted ~20% more passes this year with Vad Lee.  I don't think you will see much more from the passing game, in terms of number of passing plays, than what we saw this year.  If JT or Jordan prove to be adept passers, I believe you will see numbers similar to this years.