On the last day of the early signing period, the Georgia Tech football team got a commitment from four-star quarterback James Graham.
On Friday morning, the Georgia Tech Football program earned a commitment from four-star quarterback (and ATH) James Graham. A four-star dual threat quarterback, Graham was committed to Virginia Tech since October 22nd. He took a visit to The Flats last weekend and after thinking about it over the course of the week flipped his commitment to the Jackets and signed his letter of intent on Friday.
The four-star quarterback is ranked as the 353rd best player in the nation and the 17th athlete in the country. For Fitzgerald High, Graham has spent time at quarterback, running back and wide receiver. That being said, the Jackets list Graham as a quarterback on their official Twitter post about Graham signing with the Jackets.
He is the Jackets second highest rated recruit in the recruiting class only behind cornerback Jaylon King. He has also considered the Jackets 21st best recruiting prospect according to 247Sports.
Over the course of his recruitment, Graham received 20 known scholarship offers including several high profile offers;
- Oklahoma State
- West Virginia
It’s safe to say that he was a highly recruited quarterback and prospect which also magnifies how big of a get the four-star is for the Jackets. Graham is everything you can ask for in a quarterback, especially for Paul Johnson’s offense. Graham as a runner possesses great agility, elusiveness, and most importantly blazing speed. As a passer, Graham is pretty solid but needs to sharpen up a bit in some areas but overall is pretty good.
He’s a quarterback that could compete right away for the Jackets starting quarterback job. If he will get such an opportunity remains to be foreseen but Graham has what it takes to be a tremendous starting quarterback in the future for the Jackets.
The best news for the Jackets is Graham presents a solid option in the case the Jackets move on from Paul Johnson in the next three or four years. With Graham’s abilities as a passer, Graham would be a great fit in almost any spread offense. That being said, no matter who Graham plays under in the future he will be a tremendous quarterback for the Yellow Jackets.