Georgia Tech Football Recruiting Completes Second Part of "Package Deal"

Brian StewartContributor IIIMay 27, 2012

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 24: Tevin Washington #13 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets gets instructions from Head Coach Paul Johnson during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Bobby Dodd Field on September 24, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets made yet another "big" signing late Saturday when Tri-Cities High School offensive lineman Jeremi Hall, a teammate of 4-star offensive lineman Shamire Devine, committed to the Jackets. 

This marks the fifth recruit of what is shaping up to be a great Georgia Tech recruiting class. Hall is a rated as a 4-star guard by Rivals, and they consider him to be the sixth-best guard in this recruiting class. 

Including Hall, that now makes three 4-star recruits the Jackets have picked up for this recruiting class, with teammate Devine and Lovejoy RB Travis Curtis also being ranked as 4-star recruits. The class currently also includes Dublin, OH running back Donovan Wilson, a 3-star recruit, and 3-star defensive tackle Darius Commissiong of Forestville, MD.

It is quite interesting to look at the type of lineman coach Paul Johnson is recruiting in this class for the Jackets. CPJ is known for loving smaller, lighter and faster offensive linemen, but both Devine and Hall are behemoths exceeding the 325-lb range. And as far as I'm concerned, it isn't a bad thing at all for CPJ to be adding some major beef to the line. They will help to provide the type of stability needed to not only pancake defenders on running plays, but to provide GT QBs with enough time to pass the ball as well.

Even though this is going to be a small class for the Jackets (which, as we all know, recruiting sites will consider a negative thing), the quality of players in the class are looking top notch. Both the offensive and defensive lines will have great new players on them, and the running back corps will be reloaded with the addition of Curtis and Wilson. 

Yet again, through all of this, we see CPJ once again dispelling the common myth that his offense turns recruits away. A big congrats to all of the recruits currently committed to coming to the Institute.