The Georgia Tech 2018 recruiting class finished July with a much-needed bang as a recruiting dead period begins Tuesday.
With a recruiting dead period lasting all of August starting on Tuesday, the Yellow Jackets finished the month of July with a couple of commitments as well as having one major visitor on campus over the weekend.
Visit – CB Juanyeh Thomas:
Thomas is expected to commit sometime later this month which made this past Friday’s visit to The Flats all the more important. While the Yellow Jackets will be able to talk to Thomas on the phone and send him mail, it was most likely their last chance to get to him in person before his commitment.
At this point, it’s hard to see Thomas deciding to go anywhere else besides Tech. He had a great visit on Friday according to his twitter account but don’t rule out Auburn and Florida just yet.
Adding Thomas to the 2018 class will continue to solidify what has been an outstanding recruiting class defensively for the Jackets. Now let’s take a look at the commitments the Jackets picked up the past few days.
Commit – ATH Jaylong King:
King will be playing cornerback once he arrives on The Flats but his commitment bolstered an already strong defensive recruiting class. The Nashville, Tennessee native committed to the Jackets last Thursday. A top-500 player in the country, he could be a big impact player for the Jackets down the road.
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Commit – OG Mike Maye:
Maye committed last Thursday as well just a few hours after Jaylong King made his own commitment. Maye adds a much-needed commitment at the guard position and joins Harrison Jump as the only offensive line commitments of the 2018 recruiting class. The Jackets picked up four guards in last year’s class so look for them to add at least one or two more tackles here for the 2018 recruiting class.
Commit – DE Luke Johns:
We didn’t get to this, unfortunately, this past weekend due to personal reasons but the Jackets picked up a nice commitment from defensive end Luke Johns. He’s the third defensive lineman in the 2018 class to commit to the Jackets joining T.K Chimedza and Austin Smith.
While not highly rated, Johns had a solid amount offers with 247Sports reporting 19 for the Dalton, Georgia native. He received an offer from the Jackets on Saturday during his visit and committed on the spot. At 6-foot-5, 244-pounds, Johns already has the size that could allow him to play right away if needed come the 2018 season.
Overall, the last few days are a resounding success for the Yellow Jackets as they head into the August dead period. They make pick up a commitment or two next month but their success in June and July has them in a great spot as the season draws closer.