Recruits to give Jackets different look

ATLANTA --- Georgia Tech still hasn't gotten any verbal commitments from any receivers with one week remaining until national signing day Feb. 6.


But the Yellow Jackets could have nabbed a few players that might be helpful to coach Paul Johnson's team, which will probably have a different look than last year. So far, he has tried to load up with quarterbacks and wingbacks for the wing-T information.

Embry Peeples and Marcus Wright, rated as three-star players by, should fit perfectly. Peeples, a 5-foot-10, 170-pounder from Orlando, Fla., is an all-purpose runner and a return specialist.

Wright of San Antonio, Texas, seems to have the same capabilities as Peeples. At 5-7, 170, he balances his small size with speed, gaining 3,374 yards rushing and 45 touchdowns as a senior. During his visit to Georgia Tech, Wright said he was impressed by the city.

"I really liked how the campus is set in downtown Atlanta and especially seeing it at night," he told "That was an awesome sight seeing all the buildings lit up and giving a great view and scenery from inside the campus. The campus is very, very nice."

LEAVING HOME: Defensive tackle Omar Hunter, receiver Joshua Jarboe, athlete Jarmon Forston and receiver Brice Butler have two things in common: They all rank among the top 10 players in Georgia and each is venturing out of the state for school.

Hunter of Buford, Ga., who is rated the highest, committed to Florida last week. Jarboe will head to Oklahoma, Forston to Auburn and Butler is going to Southern Cal.

GOOD FOR 2009: Georgia has already garnered commitments for next year's class.

Emanuel County Institute running back Washaun Ealey along with a teammate, linebacker Dexter Moody, committed to the Bulldogs recently.

Ealey, the Player of the Year in Georgia, and Moody helped ECI win its first state title last season.



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