After a season of ups-and-downs in 2019, Georgia Tech’s wide receiving unit in 2020 returns with a lot of talent and a ton of promise.
The 2020 Yellow Jacket team will return a core group at the wide receiver position, centered around sophomore speedster Ahmarean Brown. The Yellow Jackets return a group of talented players who all have played in the new system and made impacts in their own way last season.
SR Jalen Camp: Camp had his 2019 season cut short with an injury that he had surgery for following the Temple game. At the time of his injury he a catch average of 19.1 yards per reception which was the highest amongst starters on the team. His absence was one of several key injuries that plagued the team last season. He will be eligible to return for his fifth year in 2020.
SO Ahmarean Brown: Finished 2019 with 396 yards on 21 catches and seven touchdowns. His longest score came as a 59-yard catch against UVA and his season-high of two touchdowns in a game came against NC State. He was an explosive player in 2019 who quickly turned into a star with his playmaking ability. It will be exciting to see what he brings to the table this season.
JR Malachi Carter: Finished 2019 with 240 yards on sixteen catches and two touchdowns. Carter began the season as a veteran guy who had played in an offense that mainly wanted to see him block. He had flashes of potential that made him look like the receiver of the future for the Jackets but couldn’t catch fire in 2019. He still has two years with the team to let the spark catch for his career.
Rotation Players: There are two guys that are likely going to be in the rotation at the wide receiver spots the most and they are RS JR Adonicas Sanders and RS SO Marquez Ezzard. Sanders may see some starting time although this is a guess without the benefit of full spring practice. Ezzard had to sit out 2019 after transferring from Miami and will be looking to show what he is capable of as a playmaker this season. Other players who names should be called on quite a bit throughout the year include freshmen Ryan King and Nate McCollum, and sophomore Kalani Norris. While senior Stephen Dolphus and redshirt sophomore PeJe Harris will most likely see sporadic playing time throughout the season.
Overall, Georgia Tech’s wide receiver unit heading into 2020 is promising. There is a great combination of size, speed, and of course raw talent that should present whomever the Yellow Jackets starting quarterback is with some quality options. We expect the wide receivers to take a big step forward this upcoming season.