The Georgia Tech football program earned its 15th commitment in the 2018 recruiting class on Sunday in wide receiver Malachi Carter.
Lawrenceville, Georgia’s Malachi Carter was down to Iowa State and Georgia Tech heading into this weekend. At the time, it seemed as a toss up of who would land Carter, the Cyclones were very high on the three-star wideout but the Jackets were as well. For Carter, it was about how much of a roll on offense he wanted to play.
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On Sunday, he decided that he would rather go to the country’s best school for developing wide receivers, the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The three-star prospect is listed as one of the top 200 wide receivers in the nation and one of the top 200 players in the state of Georgia. Overall, he was recruited by 19 universities including several power five programs outside the Yellow Jackets and Cyclones.
For the Yellow Jackets, Carter’s commitment is their 15th in 2018 recruiting class. The class which is currently ranked as the 52nd best recruiting class in the nation and the 12th best in the ACC by 247Sports. Only Pittsburgh and Wake Forest trail the Jackets in the ACC.
Carter is the Jackets second wide receiver commitment in the class joining Patrick Harris. Carter and Harris join running backs Tijai Whatley and Dontae Smith as the only offensive skill players in the recruiting class. The class at this point is a class that is full of defensive talent with seven of the top ten recruits being on the defensive side of the ball.
The Yellow Jackets are still looking to add a third wide receiver commitment in the 2018 class with Georgia native Jalen Jordan.