Kickoff is just now two days away and in today’s countdown, we look at wide receiver/flex option Omahri Jarrett.
Omahri Jarrett‘s time on The Flats is quickly coming to an end. The redshirt senior out of Douglasville, Georgia is now in his fifth and final year on The Flats but 2019 may be the season he finally gets to make a major impact.
Jarrett, who enrolled at Tech as an a-back in former head coach Paul Johnson’s triple-option has made a position change for the Jackets’ new look pro-style system under head coach Geoff Collins and offensive coordinator Dave Patenuade. That position change is to wide receiver where the Jackets needed some serious depth entering this offseason.
That being said, Jarrett may still get looks at running back as he was listed as one of three “flex” options on the Jackets’ above the line report for week one that was released on Sunday.
Jarrett over his first three seasons that he has played, has appeared in 17 games including just six last season. Jarrett, overall, has not gotten a huge chance to make an impact on the field for the Yellow Jackets. In his career, he has just four touches on offense, all carries for a total of 47 yards. He’s also dabbled in the return game, returning eight kickoffs in 2017 for a total of 144-yards.
In 2019, Jarrett should be able to get his fair share of touches. They may not be consistent and he may not see the field for long spurts of time but the touches should eventually be there for Jarrett. As someone who’s done his fair share of waiting, it will be rewarding to see the redshirt senior finally get his chance to be an impact player. But only time will tell, that being said, we’ll get our first glimpse of Jarrett in the Jackets’ new-look offense in just two days.
The Jackets will kick their first season off under Geoff Collins on Thursday night (August 29th) against the defending national champions, the Clemson Tigers.