Georgia Tech will unveil the 2015 signing class this Wednesday, National Signing Day, with a two-hour ESPN3 special detailing each recruit with some highlight film and analysis by Brandon Gaudin. This recruiting cycle for the Jackets should be hands-down the best of the Paul Johnson era -- the fact that we are having to talk about making room to sign more players speaks volumes about the hard work that this staff has put in. If I had to pick one guy of the 25 who I think will have the best career and who I'm most excited about, I'd say either A.J. Gray or Vic Alexander (if he does end up on the Flats). Those two are followed closely by Christian Philpott and Mikell Lands-Davis.
One thing that we learned from Tech's loss at the buzzer to NC State is that freshman guard Travis Jorgenson is beginning to regain his old pre-ACL tear form and becoming more comfortable in the offense all at one time. Jorgenson, who began the season starting at point guard for the Jackets but was briefly relieved of his role by Josh Heath, finally brought some tempo into Tech's stagnant offense -- he finished with a career-high 14 points on 5 of 7 shooting and added 4 assists as well. Brian Gregory even made some postgame comments about Jorgenson's ability to push the tempo, mentioning how comfortable he looked and how much more efficient the offense as a whole was compared to when Josh Heath was in at the point.
If you missed Georgia Tech student Caleb Espy drilling a half-court shot for a year of free pizza, then you should do yourself a favor and watch this video. When I hear a year's supply of pizza, I immediately think of infinite pizza for a year. Come on, the guy had a choice of taking a layup, free throw, three pointer, or half court shot and chose the hardest one. What more do you want, Domino's? Just give the man all the pizza he wants. He earned it.
A Super Bowl just wouldn't be a Super Bowl without a stupid conspiracy theory. In fact, some people were so desperate to find a conspiracy theory that one guy tried to convince me that Jermaine Kearse's juggling catch in the fourth quarter was rigged. That is an extreme (and stupid) example, but it does go to show how badly people want to believe that everything is a conspiracy. One of the biggest theories stemming from the game is that Pete Carroll only had Wilson throw the ball on the last play to pad his MVP stats, which seems somewhat likely but still pretty dumb. All world leaders are lizards, the government caused 9/11, UNC athletes go to class. Blah blah blah. We've all heard your lies.
Which recruit from this cycle are you most excited about?
Have a great Tuesday!