Georgia Tech Football Recruiting: Quick look at the Jackets top targets – Part 1

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 /

Part one of a two-part series that takes a quick look at Georgia Tech football’s top targets in the 2018 recruiting class and their chances.

We take a look at the first half of Georgia Tech’s top targets in the 2018 recruiting class and Tech’s chances to land each recruit. Warning: This could be depressing for those who are invested in Georgia Tech recruiting.

CB Jordan Miner – Zephyrhills, FL (Wiregrass Ranch)

A top-300 player in the country, Miner is a highly recruited cornerback out of Florida and currently, holds 29 offers.

At this point in his recruitment, there are two schools that really are standing out for Miner. Those two schools is the in-state Florida Gators and the out-of-state Penn State Nittany Lions. That being said, Auburn and Tennessee are two other schools that Miner seems to have a strong interest in.

Georgia Tech’s chances: 0%

There’s no chance the Jackets land Miner at this point. There has been minimal publicized interest from Miner regarding the Yellow Jackets. Expect to him land at Florida but Auburn, Penn State, and Tennessee are all in play.

CB Jaycee Horn – Alpharetta, GA)

Like Miner, Horn is one o the nation’s top-rated cornerbacks and is ranked 303rd nationally. Horn, holds 39 scholarship offers which is among the most for any defensive back in the 2018 class.

A testament to his abilities on the field is an offer from Alabama. Alabama is one of the best programs in the nation in producing defensive backs and Nick Saban is one of the best coaches in coaching the position as well. An offer from Alabama and Saban means that Horn is a legitimate prospect with tons of potential and upside.

Currently, South Carolina is the overwhelming favorite to land Horn.

Georgia Tech’s chances: 0%

Once again like Miner, there’s almost no chance that the Jackets land Horn in the 2018 recruiting class. He should be headed to South Carolina though you can never underestimate Nick Saban and Alabama.

RB Master Teague – Murfreesboro, TN (Blackman)

This one will be short and sweet. Teague is top-500 composite player but chances are he’ll see a big leap in his rankings over the next few months. He’s one of the fastest rising prospects in the country and could be an immediate impact player no matter where he lands.

He has cut his list down a few times already and the Jackets have been out of his recruitment for a while now.

Georgia Tech’s chances: 0%

Teague is down to Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee as his final three. The Jackets were never a player in Teague’s recruitment which is unfortunate as he is looking more and more like a top-10 back in the class.

RB Jalynn Sykes – Rome, GA (Rome)

Another Georgia running back who will not be coming to Georgia Tech is Jalynn Sykes. Sykes a quick, shifty running back who has the chance to be quite the running back at the next level. There’s been no talk surrounding Sykes and Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech’s chances: 0%

Sykes has shown almost no interest in Georgia Tech following his offer. There’s been absolutely none in the recent months and there’s absolutely no chance he’s going to be playing on The Flats.

DE Malik Langham – Huntsville, AL (Lee)

It’s not all depressing because here’s a recruit who has shown notable interest in Tech. Last week, Langham announced his top 11which had the Jackets in it. Langham is considered the 25th best strongside defensive end in the class and could be an impact player after a redshirt season wherever he may choose to end up.

Georgia Tech’s chances: 10%

Georgia Tech’s chances for Langham could be higher than 10% but with his top 11 it’s still hard to get a direct gauge of where he is with some of his schools.

OG Ed Montilus – Apopka, FL (Apopka)

A big 6-foot-4, 296-pound guard Montilus has a quality offer sheet for a prospect rated at 673rd overall. Montilus appears to have at least some interest in Georgia Tech but hard to gauge how much at this point. In March he named a top two of Auburn and Miami.

Georgia Tech’s chances: 5%

It’s still early so I won’t put Tech’s chances with Montilus at zero. With Montilus, the Jackets may have enough of a foothold to get themselves back in his recruitment but going against Auburn and Miami will be tough.

OT Walker Culver – Chattanooga, TN (Baylor School)

Let’s make this one short and simple. Culver is currently committed to Colorado.

Georgia Tech’s chances: 0%

See above.