Georgia Tech has landed their biggest “fish” yet of the Geoff Collins era, landing former five-star defensive end Antonneous Clayton.
Former five-star defensive end Antonneous Clayton originally committed to the University of Florida coming out of high school as part of the 2016 recruiting class. Now, the Vienna, Georgia native will make his new home on The Flats, committing to continue his playing career with the Yellow Jackets on Saturday.
Clayton, is without a doubt the biggest commitment of the Geoff Collins era, even if doesn’t technically count in the recruiting rankings. Landing a former five-star is a statement win on the recruiting trail for the Yellow Jackets.
Clayton announced just about three weeks ago that he was transferring away from the Florida program after three seasons. One of his primary recruiters to Florida was in-fact Geoff Collins and that relationship obviously played a huge role in the Jackets landing Clayton.
Through his first three seasons, Clayton has just nine career games played and has garnered 11 tackles in those nine games. He ha just one sack in his career. That being said, Clayton will come to Tech as a redshirt junior. Leaving him with two years of eligibility left if he has graduated or if he obtains a waiver from the NCAA and let’s be honest, the NCAA is just handing out waivers.
Either way, if Clayton is eligible to play right away for the Jackets, he has a chance to make an immediate impact and become a major player on the Jackets front seven. Clayton becomes the seventh defensive end on scholarship with the Jackets and joins Antwan Owens as the leaders of the group.