Georgia Tech Football Recruiting: Yellow Jackets crack top 11 for three-star defensive end

Oct 15, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 15, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports /

For the second straight day, an Alabama native has Georgia Tech in their narrowed down list of schools.

Yesterday, Georgia Tech cracked the top five for Alabama wide receiver Shedrick Jackson. Today, Alabama native and three-star defensive end Malik Langham released his top eleven schools, for now. The Georgia Tech coaching staff originally offered Langham in March.

That list was mostly made up of southern schools barring the exceptions of Penn State and Washington. Both Penn State and Washington are coming off tremendous seasons, so it appears if Langham leaves the south it will be for one of those schools who are both expected to be a top ten next season.

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Langham’s 247 crystal ball only has two crystal ball predictions as of right now, with both going towards Vanderbilt. Both were made late last month, with that being said, two crystal ball predictions is not much to go off.

Langham currently has no visits or commitment date set and with releasing a top-11, his recruitment looks like it will go into mid-fall at the latest.


Last season for Lee High School, Langham made 70 tackles over nine games, he also had 10 tackles for a loss and eight sacks. For his two seasons on Lee’s varsity team, Langham has a total of 104 tackles and eight sacks in 20 games. Langham’s junior season was good enough to land him on the All-Huntsville and All-Region teams.

Future Outlook:

With a 40-yard dash time of 5.07, Langham doesn’t possess elite speed, combine that with his 6-foot-7 and 266-pound frame, Langham will most likely have a redshirt freshman season to develop more muscle and increase his speed. That’s still over a year away, however, which Langham could make some serious developmental and physical changes beforehand.

At the college level, Langham appears to be a defensive end who can become a solid starter at the collegiate level. If Langham can improve his speed and become more inconsistent in shedding blocks, he could turn into an impact player.