Quarterbacks are a hot commodity early in the 2007 recruiting process and Georgia Tech has secured their player in Adrian, Mich. prospect Steven Threet. The 6-foot-6, 225-pounder committed to the Yellow Jackets on Friday night over offers from Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina State, Stanford, Wisconsin and others.
"I talked to coach Gailey on Friday and told him I was committing," he said. "He was very excited like all the other coaches there. They were thrilled and glad I'm on board.
"Georgia Tech just seemed like the best fit for me. They have a good program, great academics and my family was comfortable with it too. I especially like that they play in a great conference and are very competitive. I think of them as a team that has the potential to be very good down the line and they have already shown that now by going to consecutive bowl games."
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A big factor in Threet's decision was the coaches.
"Coach Nix and Gailey are great," he said. "I got along really well with both of them and coach Nix is going to be the offensive coordinator this season. As for coach Chan Gailey, he is a great offensive mind with experience as an offensive coordinator and head coach in the NFL."
A big part of the reason the Michigan quarterback wanted to complete his recruitment early is the fact he plans to graduate early.
"I do plan to graduate in December and enroll at Georgia Tech this spring," he stated. "The coaches definitely think I have a chance to compete right away as a freshman if I show I'm the best player. If I can come in and play that is great, but if not it is what it is and I'll keep working."
Threet is thrilled to have a decision behind him and looks forward to helping the Yellow Jackets any way he can.
"I'm really glad I picked Georgia Tech because it's a great place and I am excited to help them win some more games," he said. "They have a great fan base and I am thrilled to play in Atlanta. It's a great place to be."