The Georgia Tech football staff offered a three-star in-state athlete on Friday morning.
Paul Johnson and the Georgia Tech football staff extended an offer to a three-star in-state athlete on Friday morning.
The Darlington School’s (Rome, GA) Tijai Whatley has received his 13th scholarship offer on Friday morning from Georgia Tech. Whatley is considered by 247Sports as the 81st best athlete in the 2018 recruiting class and the 100th best player in the state of Georgia overall.
Whatley now holds five power five conference offers with Boston College, Kansas, Rutgers, and Wake Forest also in on the 6-foot-0, 188-pound running back and cornerback from Rome.
In his sophomore season, Whatley rushed for 1,190-yards over just 115 carries in 8 games. He averaged 10.3 yards per attempt while averaging close to 150-yards per game, no easy accomplishment at any level of football. His junior season, however, saw his stats take a step back as he rushed for just 971-yards on 150-carries. He did, however, end up with more rushing touchdowns this past season than his junior season.
Whatley can also be a dynamic running back in the sense of being able to catch the ball out of the backfield. Over his two seasons on Darlington’s varsity team, Whatley has collected 26 receptions for 474-yards and nine touchdowns. Overall, Whatley has a skill set that could make him a quality running back at the next level.
Defensively, there isn’t much out there on Whatley who finished his junior season with just one interception in 10 games. Whatley could also potentially help out on special teams where has returned 17 punts over the course of the last two seasons.