Former four-star recruit Jaylon King saw quality playing time during his redshirt freshman season as a reserve for the Georgia Tech football program.
After redshirting his true freshman season in 2018, former four-star defensive back Jaylon King got his first taste of playing time in 2019. The Nashville, Tennessee native played in all 12 games this season for the Yellow Jackets as a backup and reserve for a deep and talented Tech secondary.
Over the course of his 12 games, King finished the season with 14 total tackles including 11 solo tackles. He also had one pass deflection on the season. King recorded stats in six of the Jackets 12 games this season and had his best day of the season against the Georgia Bulldogs as the redshrit freshman recorded six tackles against the Bulldogs. In that game, he also recorded his lone pass deflection of the season.
Overall, the 2019 season was a quality season for King. While he may not have lived up to the hype that comes with being a four-star recruit at this point in his career, the Tennessee native still has plenty of time to develop and live up to hype and expectations coming out of high school. King’s big game against the Bulldogs to finish off the season could be a good building block for King to build upon going forward.
King in 2020 will once again be a a part of Georgia Tech’s rotation at defensive back. The former four-star will most likely will start as a reserve once again but there will be chances for him to possibly move into a starting rotation. With all the Jackets starters from 2019 returning in 2020 in the secondary, the chances of receiving starting time to seem low but it can’t be ruled out completely.