Redshirt freshman wide receiver Jaylen Jackson is looking to move on from Georgia Tech according to reports.
Brunswick, Georgia native and redshirt freshman wide receiver Jaylen Jackson is looking to move on from the Georgia Tech football program according to Ken Suguria of the AJC.
Jackson joins cornerback Dameon Williams as players who are moving away from The Flats following the Yellow Jackets spring practices and spring game last Friday. Jackson a member of the Jackets 2018 recruiting class was a three-star commitment and one of the Jackets last of the 2018 recruiting class.
Before committing to Georgia Tech, Jackson was originally committed to the Cincinnati Bearcats before committing from the AAC program and flipping to the Jackets. During his true freshman season, Jackson didn’t appear in any games for the Yellow Jackets.
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That being said, Jackson did play in this year’s spring game for the Yellow Jackets and was seen on the field including making one reception in the game for 58-yards. His 58-yards in the game lead all receivers.
That being said, Jackson has now decided to leave the program after less than a year on The Flats. Jackson’s departure from the program doesn’t hurt the Jackets too much as he’ll leave a position that is deep in depth though mostly like himself, unproven depth. The Jackets heading into fall camp will now have 11 scholarship wide receivers to work with including three incoming freshmen. One true freshman has already enrolled on The Flats, that being Florida wideout Ahmarean Brown who played in the Jackets spring game and showed a great deal of promise.
If Jackson’s decision to leave was based off where he would stand in the Jackets depth chart, it would make sense. Jackson would probably be fighting between the two and third team rotations for the Jackets and it would probably be spending most of the season practicing with the practice squad.
Jackson’s departure moves the Yellow Jackets to 87 scholarships for this upcoming season according to our departure. That is including the addition of sophomore kicker Wesley Wells who was placed on scholarship on Thursday. Wells was phenomenal for the Jackets last season, not missing one extra point or field goal attempt.
The Jackets will need to lose two scholarship players before next season begins, which will happen as more attrition is surely to come either through medical retirements or additional transfers.