This is a discussion on Former Georgia POY to Walk On at GT within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; QB Tim Byerly who's been mentioned on this board has decided to transfer from Middle Tennessee and join our Team: ...
QB Tim Byerly who's been mentioned on this board has decided to transfer from Middle Tennessee and join our Team:
D1 QB transfers to Georgia Tech | AJC College Sports Recruiting
Now we have the 2010 North Carolina POY (Vad Lee), Alabama POY (Jamal Golden), and Georgia POY (Tim Byerly) on the roster.
This quote kinda stuck out:
“Coach Bohannon said they were pretty slim at QB with depth and that they would love to have me,” Byerly said.
We have Vad Lee coming off a redshirt, Tevin Washington the starter in 2010, Synjyn Days TW's backup in 2010, Dennis Andrews who is enrolling for the Spring Semester, and Justin Thomas coming in during the summer...so that's "pretty slim"?
Are we expecting one of those guys to transfer or move to another position? Interesting...
If you're interested in what we're getting, here's his SR year highlights from HS:
Last edited by AllGT; 01-12-2012 at 12:26 AM.
Slim at QB? We've got 2 freshman coming in, a redshirt freshman who is 75% a starter, a senior who is 25% a starter, and a sophmore with super athletic ability.
Is QB the new A-Back?
Glad to have him but he's got quite an uphill battle to see the field.
I'd have loved for us to have gone after Whitehurst. That boy's got speed we could really really use at WR.
He seems to have pretty good speed and he lead his WRs on most throws...I'll take him as a walk on for sure. Who knows, if Vad doesn't pan out, or leaves or whatever, maybe this guy can be our passing QB who's supposed to open up our offense.
Yeah, said that last year when he was still unsigned. Was discussing him with a GT recruiting "insider" that said Whitehurst wasn't D-1 material, and I just shook my head. A few weeks later Bobby Petrino offers him a scholarship to go to Arkansas.
I would have loved to see Whitehurst at a hybrid WR/AB role as well as returning kicks/punts...kind of the role we discussed in a different thread about having slot type receivers at AB with WRs hands and the ability to create space in the running game instead of just traditional RBs. Oh well...he now gets to do that in the SEC...
This kid looks good, nice speed, has some shifty moves, and nice size. Will be even more mature by the time he is eligible to play.
Geesh, talk about feast or famine, we go from a QB shortage last season to being potentially loaded with them in the next year or two.
We gotta find a way to get some of this talent and athleticism on the field.
In the past GT football has often been JUST GOOD ENOUGH TO BREAK YOUR HEART!
I believe we are on the way to getting where we all want to be - Win Championships, and be more competitive with UGa and Bowl Games.
QB's looking up, WR's coming along(?), Welcome CTR, CMP and new AD, We have some good recruiters with a good class coming, Stamps back to ST's, all 3 phases should be better this year than last. We have team speed to match anyone we play.
What's not to like?
My belief is that you can't have too many strong character kids in your program. Competition breeds success.
He also came to GT for the academics. His alternative was Georgetown.
this kid's a player! i remember watched him in that championship game on PBS a few years ago and being very impressed with him.
and--just to needle the CPJ haters--he seems to like coach's ways.