Georgia Tech football added to their defensive line depth with the addition of Akelo Stone in the early signing period.
In efforts to add depth to both lines of scrimmage, the Georgia Tech football coaching staff signed six defensive lineman in the 2020 early signing period. One of those lineman is Savannah, Georgia native and Jenkins high school standout Akelo Stone. Joining Stone on the defensive line is Kyle Kennard, Jared Ivery, Albany Casey (did not sign), Emmanuel Johnson, and Khaya Wright.
247Sports ranks Stone as a top-850 player nationally, a top-50 strongside defensive end, and a top-90 player in the Peach State. Overall, he has a composite rating of .8601. Throughout his recruitment, Stone received 17 reported scholarship offers from a combination of Power 5 and Group of 5 programs. Missouri, Wake Forest, and West Virginia are three other notable programs that were recruiting Stone in this cycle.
Stone was one of the first commitments in the Jackets 2020 class joining in this past April. Following his commitment, Stone stayed true to his commitment didn’t entertain any offers publicly.
The Savannah, Georgia native stands at 6-foot-2 and 250-pounds according to his official Georgia Tech football profile. At 250-pounds, Stone doesn’t have too much weight to put on in the future and with him set to enroll early this upcoming Monday, Stone should put on that weight in no time and should be at a playable size by the fall.
Overall, Stone should develop into a rotational player for the Jackets at the least with the upside of being a multiple-year starter. He has the chance to be an impact player on the Jackets defensive line going forward as well. Stone possesses quality length and size already with the chance to only get bigger. He showed the ability to really set the edge throughout his high school career and you can see it in his high school tape as well.