ATLANTA — Coach Paul Johnson’s recruiting class isn’t much different from the first eight he had at Georgia Tech.
The Yellow Jackets sign a four-star or two, add mostly three-star players, and fill out the rest of the list with two-star or one-star players, and others who don’t rank nationally.
“What you have to do is find the right guys who fit Tech and are interested in what you’re selling,” Johnson said. “If you’re interested in 100,000 fans and what number you can wear and whether you’re Adidas or Nike, you’re not going to come here. You’ve got to have other aspects of it, and I think our staff did a really good of identifying those guys.”
Georgia Tech went 9-4 last year, closing with a big win at Georgia and a victory over Kentucky in the TaxSlayer Bowl.
Johnson says WR Adonicas Sanders is “the most under-recruited kid in the whole class.”
The Jackets signed 24 players. Johnson originally planned on 17, but several players, including starting OT Trey Klock, transferred.