Georgia Tech Football: Meet Georgia Tech’s Quarterback Recruits

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QB Jaylend Ratliffe – Scotland High School/Laurinburg, NC

Jaylend Ratliffe is going to be a fan favorite when he hits the football field, and we’re saying “when” in the hopes he makes a return to the game after his ATV accident last summer where he fractured his skull.

The injury forced Ratliffe to miss his senior season at Scotland High.

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More importantly, fans want Ratliffe to leave Tech with an education and the Tech administration wants him to as well. It was a classy move that they honored the scholarship even with the accident.

I don’t know how often schools retract scholarships when kids get hurt in high school, especially with cases like Ratliffe’s, but making sure he gets his education is big.

When the 6-foot-2, 200 pound, quarterback does take the field, they will be getting a very productive player.

In his junior year, Ratliffe completed 56% of his passes for 1,756 yards and 16 touchdowns with only two interceptions.

For his career he ran for 2,053 yards and 36 touchdowns.

Ratliffe was named the 2013 WPDE Player of the Year, first-team All-State and Region Player of the Year.

He led Scotland to a 15-1 record and state runner up finish in his junior season. Ratliffe also ran for 1,168 yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore.

He had a record of 28-3 in two seasons as a starter.

Before his ATV accident in the summer he was named Preseason North Carolina 4A Player of the Year.

Next: Meet Quarterback TaQuon Marshall