Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets happy with 2018 Signing Day class

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson talks the 2018 recruiting class on National Signing Day.

ATLANTA — The year of 2017 was unlucky, if nothing else, for Paul Johnson and his Georgia Tech football team.

Although the Yellow Jackets finished even (4-4) in the ACC, they were 5-6 overall, the second time in three years that Tech has posted a losing record.

Tech’s first two losses were both by a single point, against ranked teams, away from home. Three of their first four defeats were by four points or less.

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Signing Day always brings new hope, though, and the Yellow Jackets were able to get two local players with tremendous upside to sign on the dotted line on Wednesday: Quon Griffin, a defensive lineman from two-time state champion Rome, and Christian Malloy, a running back from Parkview High School in Lilburn.