Sophomore linebacker and No.44 Quez Jackson is in our player spotlight with just 44 days remaining until Georgia Tech kicks off their 2019 season.
After becoming a regular for Georgia Tech’s defense in 2018, sophomore linebacker Quez Jackson is eying up the goal of becoming a difference maker for the Yellow Jackets.
The former three-star linebacker out of Fort Valley, Georgia played in all 13 games for the Yellow Jackets a season ago. In those 13 games, Jackson had 15 tackles on the seaon. A considerably good number for a true freshman linebacker who was adjusting himself to the college gane for most of the season. His best game of the season came against Bowling Green on September 28th when he racked up four tackles on the afternoon.
Jackson committed to the Yellow Jackets as a member of the 2018 recruiting class, Paul Johnson’s final class of his Tech tenure. Jackson was a top-1200 player nationally, top-50 inside linebacker, and top-120 player in the state of Georgia. He had 18 other scholarship offers in his recruitment, mostly from Group of Five programs. Him getting on the field in his true freshman season is a great sign for Jackson’s development and a strong sophomore campaign could allow him to already outplay his recruiting ranking.
Jackson in 2019 should be in the Jackets linebacker rotation once again and could even push for time as a starter at some point this season. With his strong size for a linebacker at 6-foot-1 and 225-pounds, Jackson has a good frame and has shown a good base skill package that should allow him to develop into a top notch linebacker in 2019 and beyond. He also has always been a great athlete, as shown by being a top notch two-sport there in high school earning a combined five letters between football and baseball.
The Yellow Jackets will travel to Clemson on August 29th to kick off their 2019 season against the defending national champions!