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Yates, the leader.

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by boger2337, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. boger2337

    boger2337 Helluva Engineer

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    Yates seems like he is going to be an OUTSTANDING leader for this team. Once he develops he may end up being a GT great. He has already got with griffin to workout. Love to see this.

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  2. jacket_fan

    jacket_fan Ramblin' Wreck

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    They are at Milton High football field... (Been there a few times)
     
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  3. wesgt123

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    We’ve missed a leader at QB for a while. Marshall was a good leader but it sucked he didn’t develope a lot. We haven’t had a good vocal leader with clutch playmaking ability since Nesbitt imo.

    JT was a baller but he was quiet and didn’t seem like too much of a vocal leader

    Excited to see what Yates has to offer
     
  4. Augusta_Jacket

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    Not all leaders are extroverts. JeT was a heck of a leader during his time here.
     
  5. Supersizethatorder-mutt

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    He literally willed the team to victory on many occasions. That's leadership.
     
  6. wesgt123

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    Yeah he was clutch. Just not too vocal
     
  7. smokey_wasp

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    He is an impressive kid. Seems mature and was instrumental in keeping this recruting class together I am glad CGC kept him in the fold.
     
  8. 33jacket

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    U know nesbitt wasnt a vocal leader either. Truly the last one was ball. But people bash him for various reasons.

    Cpj was the vocal leader. All his qbs were quiet. Nesbitt was not vocal. He was tough and a emotional on the field but subdued to his teammates and in the huddle. Washington. Jet. Even marshall, if you recall the thing he said he wanted to do was be more vocal. He may have done that more his last year but not his first.

    I can’t remember having vocal leaders at qb for a long time. Hamilton was bigtime. Goose was too actually. Ball was. Then thats about it. No one since then touches those three

    Thats not to say we didn’t have good leaders. Jet and josh were. They just weren’t the vocal types
     
  9. AnAmericanNerd

    AnAmericanNerd Jolly Good Fellow

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    So far my Jordon Yates hype has not stopped growing. I can’t wait to go to the Spring Game and see how he does! And I’m including how he interacts with his teammates in addition to his play. It just feels like he’s got a great team personality
     
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  10. Oakland

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    Did Yates enroll early? If he did that is great.
     
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  11. GTRambler

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    While I’m glad Jordan Yates signed with us, I haven’t seen what he can show us all what he can do as a quarterback on the Division 1 College Football field yet.
     
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  12. AnAmericanNerd

    AnAmericanNerd Jolly Good Fellow

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    This is a good question—I had thought about this anyone one have an answer?
     
  13. MAT 2005

    MAT 2005 Georgia Tech Fan

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    No he’s still in high school!! And still playing varsity basketball.
     
  14. 4shotB

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    You have just described my sports career to a T. I was the guy at the end of the bench twirling the towel, greeting the starters with hi fives during timeouts, standing up and leading the crowd in cheers, getting the guys in the dugout to put on their rally caps, giving the first and second team guys on the basketball team a much deserved respite when we were up by 35 with 48 or fewer seconds left in the game, etc. Closing out the last half inning in right field given a leader greater than or equal to 10 runs.I have this sneaking suspicion that the correlation coefficient on my being on the roster and the team's W-L record was somewhere within +/- .0004 of zero. But I was a great teammate! Unlike others in my lot, I didn't blame the coach or politics or the system...my coaches at the time were pretty fair judges of talent. I really didn't want to be on a team where I was good enough to start.

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  15. Techster

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    I said in his recruiting thread that Yates reminds me a LOT of Russell Wilson. Not the biggest, not the tallest, not the strongest of arms, not the fastest...but he just has that "it" factor and does just enough to beat you and makes everyone around him better. I remember watching Russell Wilson play against us for NC State and kept thinking to myself: Why in the world can we not tackle this guy...he's not that fast? Holy crap, why aren't our DBs getting to the ball faster...he's not Peyton Manning?! How are we losing to NC State?!!!

    The leadership he's displayed throughout the recruiting process, and after he's signed isn't surprising...but just reiterates what kind of player GT is getting. A LOT of teams missed on this guy, it's probably because of his size. That's OK, because GT has always won with undersized QBs (Shawn Jones, Joe Hamilton, Reggie Ball, JeT) who didn't fit the "NFL QB" model. Credit to CPJ for targeting him early and being his first P5 offer.
     
  16. AUFC

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    Yeah I think we need to temper expectations a little here. We don’t even know if we’re going to see him starting for a couple years while he gets bigger, stronger, and better. This isn’t basketball where an 18 year old can come in and dominate 21 and 22 year olds.
     
  17. Techster

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    Someone forgot to tell Trevor Lawrence that last year.
     
  18. Whiskey_Clear

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    Pssst. *whispers in ear*

    It’s not popular around here lately to express any skepticism.

    I have to agree with you however. It’s so hard to project recruits. I’m very excited about his potential though. He had talent, ability, and that “it factor” in hs. Hopefully all that transfers to college ball also.
     
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    Its okay to be excited about the potential of a 4 star QB. It goes without saying that nothing is guaranteed, so I am not sure why someone has to be Captain Obvious and remind us of that in every thread. If we limit ourselves to discussing only what has been achieved on the field, the offseason will be very quiet and there would be no point in discussing recruiting at all. Lol
     
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  20. Techster

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    We could always talk about those spiffy navy unis we wore in the bowl game...

    (**ducks my head**)
     

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