With the Rivals recruiting network updating their player rankings, 247 Sports has updated their composite rankings, so where do Georgia Tech Football’s 2018 recruiting class sit after the mos recent update?
The Georgia Tech football coaching staff is trying their best to finish up their 2018 recruiting class. With less than two weeks till the early signing period and just two months till National Signing Day, the recruiting trails are filled with coaches who are looking to round their classes.
Recruiting sites such as 247Sports, Rivals, and ESPN are also finishing up their recruiting rankings as high school seasons across he country come to a close. But where do the Yellow Jackets 2018 recruiting class sit in 247Sports composite rankings?
The Jackets recruiting class currently sits as a top 40 class in the country and the 8th best recruiting class in the ACC. It features 17 commitments with an average rating of .849.
If the Jackets class ranking holds until till the end of the recruiting cycle, it will be the best recruiting class for the Jackets in the Paul Johnson era. Last year’s class was the previous title holder, ranking 48th in the country and 9th in the ACC
With the update, he Jackets recruiting class once again features a composite four-star recruit. This time, it’s Nashville, Tennessee’s Jaylon King. King with the most recent updates is now considered the 323rd best player in the country and the 14th best athlete. He originally committed to the Jackets last July.
King replaces Georgia native and IMG Academy defensive tackle TK Chimedza who is now considered the 539th best player in the country after a rather disappointing senior season. The future however is still bright for Chimedza and should be a player that Jackets fans can be excited about.
According to 247Sports, all but two members of the recruiting class are expected to sign during the early signing period. The two recruits who currently are not are WR Malachi Carter and CB Juanyeh Thomas.
As mentioned above, the Jackets sit at 17 commitments and most likely have a handful or less of scholarships left. With the recent transfer news of Jay Jones, the need for a quarterback in the class has risen. The Jackets also only have two current offensive lineman in the class, so an additional offensive lineman or two could be a possibility.