The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets received great news today when they learned dual-threat quarterback Matthew Jordan committed to the class of 2014. He is the 11th player to commit to the Yellow Jackets, but just the third offensive player. He chose Georgia Tech over offers from Memphis and Nebraska.
As you would expect, Jordan is an excellent athlete, capable of running the triple option attack for head coach Paul Johnson. At 6-foot-2 190 pounds, he’s physical enough in the run game to take the abuse that comes with being an option quarterback. He has excellent speed and lateral quickness, which will help him operate an offense that relies on impeccable timing.
Jordan isn’t one dimensional as a quarterback; he is an accomplished passer as well as runner. Unlike some option quarterbacks, Jordan looks very comfortable setting up in the pocket to deliver the ball. He has a nice, easy throwing motion with an efficient release that allows him to get the ball out on time. He could be one of the better throwing quarterbacks to play for Johnson during his time in Atlanta.
Jordan, a Jackson, Alabama native, visited both Georgia Tech and Nebraska in recent weeks and decided to pull the trigger after returning from Lincoln.
It is hard to predict when Jordan might see the field for the Jackets, as incumbent quarterback Vad Lee is only going to be a sophomore. Justin Thomas is listed as the back up and looks like he can handle the Tech offense as well.
Either way, the Yellow Jackets have to be happy they’ve received a verbal from one of the marquee positions in their offense.
B.L. is an ACC Football writer for Rant Sports and can be followed on Twitter @coachlip.