The 2018 Georgia Tech Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the relative strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.
Georgia Tech Recruiting Class Overview
It’s a class based on versatility.
Paul Johnson and the Yellow Jackets aren’t doing much for the offensive line, but there are are few fit-the-type running backs – starting with C’Bo Flemister, a quick back from just outside of Atlanta wanted by everyone who runs an option attack – but the defense is getting most of the stars.
LB Justice Dingle – a 6-2, 235-pound hitter out of Kentucky – will someday be the team’s top tackler, and the defensive interior is getting a ton of help with 300-pound T.K. Chimedza a potential anchor and other big bodies being brought in.
Again, though, the class is about the athletes and talents who can work in a variety of ways. Will 6-2 Tajai Wahtley and 6-1 Zamari Walton join 6-3 Malachi Carter in the receiving corps, or will they end up joining the impressive group of …
The Georgia Tech Class Is Heavy On …
The speedy 6-0, 170-pound Jaylon King out of Tennessee spurned the Vols, Vanderbilt and Louisville to potentially be a shut-down corner on the outside of the Yellow Jacket secondary.
Safety Charlie Thomas and corner Juanyeh Thomas are big 6-2 defenders who had plenty of SEC options, and again, there are several versatile players who could end up on the defensive side, including …
The Star of the Georgia Tech Class Is …
QB James Graham, 6-1, 180
So … what is Paul Johnson going to do with Graham? Will he work at quarterback – his high school position? Will he end up moving to the receiving corps, or will he end up as a potentially amazing defensive back who can rise up and rock at just about any spot in the secondary.
Originally seeming to be locked in at Virginia Tech, he changed over late in December and now will get a first look as a playmaker who can run the option – if he doesn’t get snapped up by the defensive coaches.
Speaking of the secondary …
The Georgia Tech Biggest 2018 Depth Chart Hole Is …
The offense needs more receiving options, and there are a few other missing parts here and there, but the team should be loaded coming back. The one area that’s a problem? The secondary.
Four key parts are gone including three starters – four, depending on the alignment – including second-leading tackler Lawrence Austin from his nickel spot, and top safety Corey Griffin.
It’ll be a battle for jobs right away around safety A.J. Gray, needing first to find two reliable corners.