Note: I almost wrote the word "intergalactic" in the above teaser when referring to Paul Johnson moving to a planet within our own solar system. I then proceeded to consider the target audience of this post and acted diligently to save my own life. Intrasolar it is!
Top Georgia Tech target Donavaughn Campbell, brother of current Yellow Jacket Christian Campbell, is still planning on taking his official visit to Georgia Tech in advance of signing day. Campbell, a consensus top-10 guard prospect in the entire nation, has been committed to play for Les Miles at LSU for just over a year now, and his commitment doesn't appear to be wavering. That doesn't mean, however, that Tech has been fully eliminated from the equation -- the younger Campbell brother recently cancelled his official visit with Alabama, officially ruling out Nick Saban and the Tide in favor of either LSU or Tech.
The Good Word's Jon Cooper recently sat down for a quick interview with transfer Nick Jacobs, one of the key pieces of Brian Gregory's highly effective front-court so far this season. Jacobs, who transferred to Tech from Alabama, was forced to sit out last season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules before becoming eligible for his senior season of basketball. He, combined with fellow transfers Charles Mitchell and James White, has been an integral part of Tech's relative success, on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball -- that trio combines for 21.9 rebounds per game out of Tech's 41 per game average.
Southern Pigskin recently named Georgia Tech A-Back J.J. Green one of the ACC Coastal's potential breakout candidates for 2016. Green, who transferred to Tech after spending some time playing at rival Georgia, sat out last season in accordance with NCAA rules but is now eligible to play once again. He should play this season as a redshirt junior, although his eligibility status is not clearly specified on Tech's official site. Green, if healthy, has the promise to be much more than just a depth player at Tech -- his athleticism (he played both running back and safety at UGA) combined with great speed and instincts make him a dangerous all-around back.
The 2015 Clemson Tigers were, by almost all accounts, one of the best teams in recent years. Alabama was just a little bit better on a neutral field, but that doesn't take away from how phenomenal the Tigers were last season and certainly doesn't take away from the hype surrounding the boys from Daboville as we await the 2016 season. The most recent question that has been posed is that of whether or not 2016 Clemson has the potential to beat the offensive records set by the 2013 champion Florida State Seminoles team, one which featured the likes of Jameis Winston and Kelvin Benjamin among others. I personally don't think that any team will touch the greatness of that FSU team in 2016. Deshaun Watson is an excellent quarterback, likely even better than Winston when it's all said and done, but the talent factor of the rest of that Florida State team was just off the charts. For me it all comes down to the run game; Clemson is set with Wayne Gallman, but that FSU team had a three-headed monster of Devonta Freeman, Karlos Williams, and James Wilder Jr. which combined for nearly 2,300 rushing yards. That's hard to top, especially when the quarterback of that same team is putting up an additional 4,200 yards.
Scientists recently discovered a potential new planet in our solar system. What is a good over/under on Facebook users suggesting that we send either Brian Gregory and/or Paul Johnson to live on it?