Georgia Tech Football Meet the Freshman: WR Malachi Carter

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 21: Ricky Jeune
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 21: Ricky Jeune /

In today’s Meet the Freshman we take a look at the highest ranked wide receiver in Georgia Tech’s 2018 recruiting class, Malachi Carter out of Lawrenceville, Georgia.

The highest ranked wide receiver in Georgia Tech’s 2018 recruiting class was a local product in Lawrenceville’s Malachi Carter. The Georgia native was ranked just outside the top 1000 nationally by 247Sports’ composite rankings while being ranked as the 154th best wide receiver and the 101st best player in the state of Georgia.

One of two wide receivers in the 2018 recruiting class, Carter will join a core of wide receivers that has plenty of talent talent. The wide receiver depth chart breaks down like the following;

  • Seniors (1):
    • Brad Stewart
  • Juniors (1):
    • Jalen Camp
  • Sophomores (2):
    • Jair Hawkins-Anderson
    • Steve Dolphus
  • Freshman (3):
    • Adonicas Sanders
    • Malachi Carter
    • Peje’ Harris

Recruiting Refresher:

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Prior to committing to the Yellow Jackets last September, Carter had a wide range of schools battling it out for his talents. With 19 scholarship offers, the Lawrenceville native had plenty of options, mostly from group of five programs but a few power five programs mixed in there as well.

The Yellow Jackets got in late on Carter in his recruitment, offering him last June. As the summer went on, Carter was focusing mainly on Georgia Tech, Iowa State, and Louisville. Of course, the Yellow Jackets won out in the end, earning his commitment in September just a few months after originally offering him.

What to Expect in 2018 and Beyond:

As most Georgia Tech fans know, the hardest rotation to crack in the Georgia Tech football program is the wide receiver rotation. The Jackets really only ever use two wide receivers throughout the season in passing situations and in running situations, they only put the best blockers on the field.

For Carter, seeing time in 2018 is probably not going to happen. The Jackets already have their two starters picked out in Brad Stewart and Jalen Camp and the rotation behind them is pretty much set. Camp like most freshman wide receivers for the Yellow Jackets will take a redshirt season in 2018 and may not get to see actual consistent playing time till his redshirt sophomore or even redshirt junior season.

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But when Camp does finally get on the field for the Yellow Jackets, the Jackets have a receiver with ideal size at 6-foot-2 and 180-pounds and has quality blocking skills for a high school receiver. It wouldn’t be shocking to see Carter have a similar career path to that of current Yellow Jacket, Jalen Camp.