Despite to be projected as one of the worst teams in power five football in 2019, the Georgia Tech football program saw two more players added to watchlists on Wednesday and Thursday.
Two more Georgia Tech football players have been named to national awards lists; lineman Jahaziel Lee has landed on the Wuerfell watchlist while Pressley Harvin III was named to the Ray Guy Award watch list which recognizes the best punter in college football.
The Wuerfell Trophy is presented by the Chick Fil A foundation and is presented to a student-athlete who is excellent in combining community service with athletic and classroom accomplishments and performances. The senior lineman has participated in a variety of community services projects over the last few years and is well deserving of the recognition. Lee has started each of the last three seasons on the Jackets offensive line but in 2019, he’ll also see time on the defensive side of the ball in 2019.
The other Jacket named to a national award list is junior punter Pressley Harvin III. The Ray Guy Award is given to the best punter in college football. A second-team all-conference honoree in 2018 Harvin boomed a 44.3 yard per kick average, which would have led the ACC and given him the 16th ranking nationally but fell short of the threshold of 3.6 kicks per game with only 31 kicks overall.
Harvin had a great 2018 campaign with 16 of his total 35 kicks downed inside the 20, ten over 50 yards, and three muffs that led to scores for the Yellow Jackets.Both athletes are incredibly deserving of the recognition they are receiving and add to an already impressive list of Yellow Jackets to national watch lists for the 2019 season.
The Jackets will kickoff their 2019 season against the defending national champions, the Clemson Tigers on August 29th.