In today’s countdown to kickoff, we preview wide receiver and No.86 Jair Hawkins-Anderson who’s entering his redshirt junior season.
There’s only 86 days until Georgia Tech kicks their 2019 season off against the Clemson Tigers on August 29th and today we preview a wide receiver who will look to make his mark on the season, No.86 wide receiver Jair Hawkins-Anderson.
Former three-star recruit and Suwanee, Georgia native Jair Hawkins-Anderson is entering his fourth year on campus and his redshirt junior season with the program. The former top-1000 recruit was a member of the Jackets 2016 recruiting class but has yet to find himself in the state column.
A quality wide receiver coming out of Northview High School but wasn’t utilized much in Paul Johnson’s triple option offense. That being said, now in a pro-style system that has had a major focus on passing the ball in the past, Hawkins-Anderson should get plenty of opportunities in 2019. That being said, Hawkins-Anderson may find opportunities outside of wide receiver as well.
This spring, Hawkins-Anderson saw time at cornerback, playing both sides of the ball. Geoff Collins has mentioned during his time on The Flats so far that the Yellow Jackets will look to play some players both ways and if Hawkins-Anderson could develop at wide receiver, he could be a great candidate to do so especially with a rather talented and deep wide receiver corp, though that wide receiver corp is unproven for the most part.
For Hawkins-Anderson, 2019 will be a big season as he only has two more seasons to make a major impact during his time on The Flats. With the ability to potentially play both ways, Hawkins-Anderson could do just that and potentially make a bigger impact than anticipated. He could be a hue weapon for the Jackets if used right.