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Who said this recruiting class wasn't shaping up fast enough?

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Paul Johnson and company have gotten a lot of good news on the recruiting trail over these past few days, with the most recent commit being defensive lineman Jordan Woods. Woods, a four-star defensive end out of Citra, FL, chose Tech over nearly two dozen other offers ranging from Jim McElwain's Florida to Jim Harbaugh's Michigan to Jim(bo) Fisher's Florida State. Though speculation on whether or not Woods will play as a freshman is a bit of a stretch at this point, I will say that just short of anyone should have a shot to come in and improve Ted Roof's struggling defensive line unit. You can read the FTRS breakdown right here.

Hey, remember a few seconds ago when you read that Jordan Woods was the most recent recruit? Times have changed. The new most recent commitment is three-star quarterback Lucas Johnson, a former San Diego State commit, who announced that he would attend Tech just over an hour after Woods did so. Although Christian Campbell was previously thought to be somewhat of an heir apparent to Justin Thomas, Johnson is a guy who very well could give him a run for his money. Johnson's status as a dual threat quarterback with an above average arm makes him a very attractive candidate. You can read the FTRS breakdown right here.

Continuing with our trend of recruits flipping from other schools to Georgia Tech, we have defensive tackle Brandon Adams. Adams, who changed his decision from Vanderbilt to Georgia Tech a couple of days back, is a three-star prospect out of Tennesee. He was an integral part of Vandy's 2016 recruiting class and his departure has some Commodore fans feeling a tad heated. Let's quickly examine why a guy like Adams would choose Georgia Tech over Vanderbilt, strictly from a football perspective.

  • Georgia Tech (an ACC school) owns five SEC Championships in football. Vanderbilt (an SEC school) owns zero.
  • Georgia Tech (again, an ACC school) has two wins over SEC opponents since 2014. Vanderbilt, which has played sixteen games against SEC opponents in that time, also has two wins.
  • Georgia Tech had the third-best ROI of any school in the nation last year. Vanderbilt did not place on the list.
So yeah. Solid choice, Brandon.

How do these three most recent commitments have you feeling about the 2016 class?