Georgia Tech football’s first 2011 National Signing Day letter of intent came from Peach State recruit Zach Laskey out of Fayetteville’s Starr’s Mill. He’s rated as a two-star RB by Rivals who also had offers from Air Force and Navy, making him among the most optionly players to sign this recruiting season. It’s easy to see why, too:
North Cobb safety Darren Waller was second. A three-star, he had offers from seven other schools including Illinois and Kentucky. Listed as six-foot-five with 4.4 speed (which sounds like Cooper Taylor math to me), Waller is a longtime Tech commit who’s been on board since summer. He also played wide receiver in high school, a talent that may serve him well as a member of a Tech class that’s recently lost some wide out talent.
The team doesn’t have as many running backs coming in as you’d expect, with seemingly dozens already on campus. Waller may be most needed at defensive back, with Jerrard Terrant’s choosing to join Mario Butler in the NFL Draft creating a need for more depth in the secondary.