With 93 days remaining until the 2019 season begins for Georgia Tech Football, we highlight #93 defensive tackle T.K Chimedza.
Entering the 2019 season, there a few players on the Georgia Tech football team who are expected to make strides and have bigger impacts in 2019. One of those players is defensive tackle T.K Chimedza.
Chimedza, a redshirt freshman enters his second year on The Flats as a probable starter and probably the highest ceiling defensive tackle the Jackets have on their roster.
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The Dacula, Georgia native and IMG Academy product from the time of his commitment in the summer of 2017 has had high expectations around him from Tech fans. He’ll look to live up to those expectations this season.
At the time of his commitment, Chimedza was a composite four-star prospect by 247Sports composite rankings. He did see his stock fall after his commitment, losing his fourth star. That being said, he still finished as a top-600 player nationally, a top-50 defensive tackle, and top-100 player in the state of Florida. Still a rather highly rated player, all things considered. Chimedza was also recruited by some notable programs including Florida State, Georgia, Oregon, and Tennessee.
Last season, as a true freshman, the Dacula native had a limited role. According to his Tech profile, Chimedza played in five games last year for the Jackets. That being said, they also have him listed as a redshirt freshman despite playing in more than four games. Either way, in those five games, Chimedza recorded four tackles. One solo tackle and thee assisted tackles. His best game of the season cane against Georgia, recording three of his for tackles in that game. It was a strong way for him to finish out the regular season of his freshman year and surely provided confidence for him.
In 2019, Chimedza is slated to become one of the Jackets starters at defensive tackle. While it could be debatable if Chimedza is ready to be a starter, the likelihood of him starting appears to be certain. Also, without Chimedza any questions about playing time or starting deals with his overall talent but more of how polished he is entering his second season on The Flats.
Overall, 2019 is a big year for Chimedza. Ready or not, the Jackets will expect him to be a leader on the defensive line and to show that on the sidelines and in between the lines. He’ll get his first chance to live up to those expectations on August 29th.