The summer is flying past and before you know it, college football will be here as today marks just 42 days until Georgia Tech’s 2019 season kicks off.
The countdown is moving on and another day has passed, today, we have reached the 42 days left mark until toe meets leather. Today’s player spotlight is on redshirt freshman linebacker Jordan Domineck.
Recruited to Tech by Paul Johnson’s staff, the Florida native was a three star recruit coming out of high school and was considered a top-200 player in the state of Florida. He committed to the Yellow Jackets on Nationals Signing Day 2018 over 20 other offers from mostly Group of Five programs and FCS programs.
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The Jackets biggest competition for him was the USF Bulls whom he was committed to for six months before decommitting two days before National Signing Day.
Domineck played in three games last season for the Jackets and was able to keep his redshirt eligibility. He saw time against Alcorn State, USF, and Pitt which were the Jackets first three games of 2018. In those three games, he recorded five tackles including three against USF.
In 2019, Domineck will be expected to have a bigger role and will most likely see action in a majority of games this season. He played well in the Jackets spring game recording thee tackles including two sacks. Domineck could best be described as a hybrid linebacker or EDGE rusher. His duty will be to set the edge on the outside, forcing his way to the quarterback or at least opening up lanes for other defenders to get into the backfield.
Domineck at 6-foot-3 and 225-pounds has a great frame that could still add some more weight. He has quality speed for a linebacker but importantly has a quick first step which should allow him to take advantage of weaker offensive lineman. He won’t be a starter in 2019 but he’ll surely have a more expansive role in the Yellow Jackets defense.
Georgia Tech will kick off their 2019 season on August 29th against the Clemson Tigers as they look to upset the defending national champions.