The Georgia Tech football program hasn’t had a game changing defensive lineman in quite some time but 2020 signee Jared Ivey could be that guy.
Collins inked another 4-star in this year’s 2020 recruiting class, this time in defensive lineman Jared Ivey. Ivey officially signed his Letter of Intent to Georgia Tech on national signing day exactly one week after announcing his verbal commitment to the Institute.
Ivey is a Georgia native out of Suwanee, Georgia where he played high school football at North Gwinnett High. According to 24/7 Sports recruiting database, Ivey stands at a staggering 6-foot, 6-inches tall, and weighs in at 222 pounds. He ranks nationally as the 329th player in the country and 15th best at his position. Ivey’s talents at North Gwinnett caught the eyes of many glaring programs across the country.
He had received offers from Colorado, Nebraska, Arizona State, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Miami (FL), Tennessee, Stanford, and many others. He had made official visits to only two other programs other than Georgia Tech, but that was enough for him to believe in his decision to continue his career on the Flats.
Ivey’s large frame will play into a great role on Georgia Tech’s roster. Due to lack of experience, and with Antonneous Clayton’s absence due to ineligibility, people may say one of the Yellow Jackets biggest problems in the 2019 season was their inability to pressure opposing team’s quarterbacks. This may be a huge reason Collins and his staff recruited five defensive lineman in the 2020 class, including Ivey.
There’s no doubting Ivey’s talent and size could be used immediately at the line of scrimmage. Under defensive coach Marco Coleman’s wisdom, and with Clayton’s senior leadership, look for Ivey to develop into a monster on the defensive line early in his career at Georgia Tech.