The Bulldogs staff will not turn away a good player. It is likely they will sign 27, 28, or even 29 recruits next month. One or two kids could possibly not get qualified. However, if everyone gets qualified or not, Tech will oversign.
SEC schools do it all the time and ask a couple of kids to wait and enroll in January. It is called "gray shirting" and at Tech, it comes earlier. Since Tech is on the quarter system, a signee can enroll after Thanksgiving and they won't count against the 2009 limit. They will go towards the 2010 limit. The Bulldogs appear to have 55 scholarship players returning, giving them plenty of room under the 85 total scholarship limit.
Lyle Fitte, one of the top commitments in this class, is scheduled to be in Ruston this weekend. Fitte is one of 13 visitors, but he is the only current commitment.
Some of the top Tech targets also in town this weekend are Chad Boyd, Ja'Gared Davis, Joey Fontana, Quinn Giles, Josh Johns, Jordan Mills, Rufus Porter, and Germad Reed.
Tech is in a battle with SMU for Fontana and Porter. Fontana is already committed to SMU, while Porter has narrowed his list to the two schools.
Germad Reed has been the top defensive end target all year. Christopher Knighton, from Longview, TX, is another East Texas defensive end who will visit this weekend.
Other visitors are Justin Wray from Georgia, John Hubert from Waco, TX, and Andre Taylor from Round Rock, TX. Tech has not offered a tight end all year, but they are looking for one in this class. Taylor is a 6'4" athlete that could fit the bill.
Stay in contact over the weekend as we get updates with these recruits.