Georgia Tech wide receiver Malachi Carter put together a quality season in 2019 and will look to build upon it entering the 2020 season.
One of Georgia Tech fotoball’s potential breakout stars in 2019 was that of sophomore wide receiver Malachi Carter. After a five reception sophomore season that saw him total 65-yards and a touchdown, Carter had a bigger role in 2019 in Georgia Tech’s new look offense.
After having mostly a blocking role with limited targets in 2018 in the Jackets triple-option offense, Carter had a bigger role available to him as the Jackets opened up the playbook in Dave Patenuade’s pro-style offense.
In 2019, Carter appeared in 10 games for the Yellow Jackets, missing the Jackets last two contests of the season against North Carolina State and Georgia. In those 10 games, Carter put together a quality stat line consisting of 13 receptions for 143-yards and two touchdowns.
Carter recorded at least one reception in seven of his ten games and multiple receptions in three of ten games. Carter’s best game of the 2020 season came against North Carolina when he recorded three receptions for 45-yards and one touchdown. He also had one of his two season-long receptions of 28-yards against the Tar Heels. The Lawrenceville, Georgia native recorded his only other touchdown of the season against Virginia, a 25-yard reception.
After being one of the Jackets top receivers in 2019, Carter should return in 2020 and once again be among the Jackets leaders. He’ll have a hard time being the No.1 with Ahmarean Brown on the roster but Carter being a 25-30 reception guy next season is quite possible. His production overall should go up as long as the Jackets have better play at quarterback in 2020.