Georgia Tech football is almost just a month away and with today’s countdown to kickoff, we highlight junior defensive back Jaytlin Askew.
Junior defensive back Jaytlin Askew enters 2019 looking to take his game to another level. After appearing in 21 games over the last two seasons, Askew enters 2019 looking to contend for a starting spot in the Jackets secondary that looks promising, returning a ton of experience and talent.
Last season, Askew played in 11 games for the Yellow Jackets, recording 26 tackles including one tackle for a loss. Out of those 11 games that he appeared in, five of those were starts. It was a rather strong sophomore campaign for Askew last season as he recorded no tackles as a true freshman despite appearing in 10 games, mostly in special teams roles.
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Since arriving on campus as an early enrollee in January of 2017, there has been high expectations for Askew. In the 2017 recruiting class, Askew was one of the highest rated commitment for the Jackets and was a three-star recruit. Askew committed to the Jackets over various top programs across the country including Auburn, Florida state, Oregon, and Texas A&M.
Askew has the skillset and abilities to be a full-time starter for the Yellow Jackets in 2019 and 2020. If he can stay healthy in 2019, he has the opportunity to be one of the Jackets top defensive players. A versatile corner, Askew is strong in both the pass defense and run protection which should allow him to see a ton of playing time.
Overall, there should be excitement around Askew’s potential in 2019. If the Jackets defense hopes to be the strong point of the team in 2019, they’ll need the secondary to perform up to expectations when considering returning talent and experience. The front seven lost some key members entering this year and could take time to get into form. The Jackets will also face plenty of teams in 2019 who have the ability to throw the ball deep making the performance of the secondary all the more important.
Georgia Tech will begin their 2019 season on August 29th when they look to upset the defending national champions on the road when they take on the Clemson Tigers.