Georgia Tech was left out of one of their top target’s top 12 schools on Sunday evening.
Blackmon High School running back and Murfreesboro, Tennessee native Master W. Teague III released his top 12 schools on Sunday evening. On the list was eight schools that currently have offered Teague and four that have not, one school left out, however, was Georgia Tech.
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Being left out is a bit of a hit to the potential of the 2018 recruiting class, a class that Paul Johnson hopes to build on following an extremely successful 2017 recruiting class. Teague was arguably one of the Yellow Jacket’s top targets overall and was their top running back target.
Teague is currently ranked in 247Sports’s composite rankings as the 17th best running back in the nation and the tenth best player in the state of Tennessee.
ACC foes Duke, Louisville, and Clemson all made the cut while rival Georgia did as well. Currently, Teague is considered a favorite to land at South Carolina.
Teague was one of eleven running backs that the Jackets have offered in the 2018 recruiting class. With that being said, according to 247Sports, none of the eleven running backs offered have any real interest in the Jackets at this time.
Despite Teague releasing his top 12, it’s still possible the Paul Johnson and staff can find their way back into his recruitment. With more offers to come for Teague, his recruitment could still be quite the fluid situation. That being said, with his eyes set on schools such as Alabama, Clemson, LSU, and Ohio State, Teague might be out of the reach for Georgia Tech.
While running back is always a spot that the Yellow Jackets look to add onto, the Jackets could afford to not pick one up in the 2018 recruiting class. Currently, there are 13 running backs on the Jackets roster and will see the additions of Jerry Howard and Jordan Mason come June.
According to 247Sports, the Jackets have one running back left out of their top targets in Rome native, Jalynn Sykes. Sykes is considered 37th best running back in the nation and the 50th overall player in the state of Georgia.