Gregory playing the transfer game

Not long ago, Georgia Tech was a school that attracted elite-level recruits on a fairly regular basis. Within a four-year period in the second half of Paul Hewitt’s tenure, the Yellow Jackets signed Thaddeus Young, Javaris Crittenton, Gani Lawal, Iman Shumpert, Glen Rice, Mfon Udofia and Derrick Favors.

Coming off four losing seasons in five years, however, recruiting at Tech has taken a noticeable dip. Brian Gregory’s last three signing classes haven’t included a single top-50 prospect, and Tadric Jackson is the only signee in that span who was even a borderline top-100 recruit.

While that type of trend may raise red flags on the surface, Gregory has been successful in finding another way to land quality players.