#2. 4* OLB Hobbie Holiday – 2000
Unfortunately for Georgia Tech, their second best recruit in the last 17-years was also their biggest bust. Once an Alabama commit, Holiday decomitted from the Crimson Tide and later committed to the Yellow Jackets over the Tide and in-state rival Georgia.
At the time when he enrolled, Holiday was expected to be a major player in the Yellow Jackets defense. Once arriving on campus, Holiday was transitioned by then George O’Leary’s staff to defensive end.
The move to defensive end however did not suit the role for Holiday well and he would quickly get lost in the mix of the Yellow Jacket’s defensive line. While he did see the field over time at Georgia Tech, Holiday was never able to get the ball rolling.
Overall, Holiday was a bust for the Yellow Jackets and now is just another name in Georgia Tech history.
Hit or Miss: The 2000 recruiting class was exciting on paper for Georgia Tech and it’s fans but it did not turn out to be as its top offensive player (Sumner) was a miss and its top defensive player in Holiday was a MISS.