Georgia Tech added a new commit to its 2022 recruiting class today in the form of Pinson Valley quarterback Zach Pyron!
After being committed to Baylor for about half a year, Pyron backed off from his commitment. Rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals (5.7) and the 247 Sports Composite (0.8801), Pyron was also primarily recruited by Vanderbilt and Baylor.
I ran into some issues trying to get very specific information, but Pyron was invited to the Elite 11 finals back over the summer, and at least according to Sports Illustrated, he performed very well, being ranked ninth in their final rankings of the quarterbacks. You can watch his highlights from the event here.
Watching his highlights, there is a lot to like here. Throughout the video, he faces a lot of pressure from opposing defenses, but he’s able to move around and avoid sacks while still keeping his eyes downfield. He showed that he has decent but not great wheels on runs. He’s also really good at the short-to-intermediates passes that he makes. His deep balls leave a little to be desired, though. There were a couple really good ones that defenders didn’t have a chance at touching, but there were also several where the receiver had to slow up to catch the ball. It’s less easy to get away with that at the college level. Overall, I really like this addition, and if he can work out those deep throws, Tech has got themselves a player.
Welcome to the Flats, Zach!