Georgia Tech Fan
I just don't see Tech ever being a school that can recruit that kind of talent again (on offense). I am talking about 4 stars with possible chance of 5 star athletes. Example: I don't ever seeing a possible chance of a real good QB coming in and starting as a freshman (under CPJ's system). There is just too much of a learning curve. Therefore, 4 or 5 star QB's will probably never commit here under CPJ's tenure unless they grew up Tech fans their whole life. They may be a little hesitant that they won't be great at running the option because their strengths are elsewhere. Again, I hope my logic is flawed and I am wrong but I just don't see it.
Two items here:
1. "a real good QB coming in and starting as a freshman": UNC got a 4* #15 QB (trubisky) in 2013 class knowing he'll be facing a 3 year senior starter (renner) and a two year backup junior (marquise) as competition. we also have a 4* #11 QB (henderson) coming in 2014 knowing he'll be facing a senior starter (marquise) and a RS frosh backup (trubisky). i don't think most HS QB recruits expect to play their true freshman year.
2. "they may be a little hesitant that they won't be great at running the option because their strenghs are elsewhere": there are plenty of highly touted dual threat QBs who run a ton of option in HS (trubisky was one). it may not be as sophisticated as what PJ runs at GT but i'd think that seeing the 49ers, seahawks, redskins, eagles, etc. use a lot of read option will make GT (especially with the diamond formation) a very credible destination to a highly touted dual threat QB.