The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets now have their third commit for the 2015 football class, in 3-star quarterback Jaylend Ratliff of Laurinburg, N.C (Scotland HS).
The 6-foot-1, 195 lb southpaw, who is listed at the state’s No. 28 overall prospect and the nation’s No. 76 athlete, chose Tech over offers from North Carolina, N.C. State and Wofford.
In an interview with 247sports.com’s Ryan Bartow. Ratliff said, “I want to win a championship. I want to make money. I want to be a Yellow Jacket.”
Those are the kinds of statements Tech fans and coaches want to hear.
During his junior season at Scotland, rushed for 2,074 yards and passed for another 1,838, while scoring 52 total touchdowns. He helped to lead Scotland High School to an appearance in the North Carolina Class AAAA state championship game.
A quarterback who can make plays with both his arms and his feet is a perfect fit for Paul Johnson, and Ratliff will come in to some great tutoring from not only the coaches, but quarterbacks who have been playing in the system for two or more years.
Ratliff has already started to draw some comparisons to former Jackets quarterback Vad Lee in his size, and the strength of his arm. The different being, this kid wants to learn to succeed in the option.
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