Georgia Tech Football: Jackets Have a Successful Day on the Recruiting Trail

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets had a successful day on the recruiting trail, picking up a 2021 prospect and a big-time transfer.

Kenyatta Watson II is coming home….

Former four-star cornerback and Texas transfer Kenyatta Watson II is coming back home to play the rest of his collegiate career. The former class of 2019 prospect out of Grayson High School in Loganville announced his intentions to play at Georgia Tech on Twitter on Monday night.

Watson was a composite four-star and a top-150 player in the country in the 2019 recruiting class as well as a top-20 cornerback in the country. All in all, during his recruitment, Watson II received 43 scholarship offers.

Watson during his career in Austin played in four games for the Longhorns. This season, Watson was expected to have a bigger role in the Texas secondary but after that was not to be as he only played against UTEP, recording three tackles.

Watson is a big-time pickup for the Yellow Jackets and will join an already talented secondary. Watson will give the Jackets a highly-athletic and lengthy cornerback who if he can develop under Geoff Collins, has huge potential.

Jackets land tight end River Helms…

The first player to commit to Georgia Tech on Monday was three-star tight end River Helms who announced his decision early Monday afternoon. The West Limestone (Lester, AL) standout had a total of 24 scholarship offers before his commitment including offers from Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Memphis, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, and UCF.

Helms is currently an unranked player on 247Sports but is a three-star prospect per Rivals. Helms will join in a tight end room next season that will include in Dylan Deveney, Dylan Leonard, and Billy Ward.

At 6-foot-4 and about 220-pounds, Helms already has great size for a tight end and will provide the Yellow Jackets with a big and strong target across the middle of the field.

Overall, the last few days for the Yellow Jackets have been great, to say the least. After defeating the Louisville Cardinals on Friday night to pick up win No.2 of the season, the Jackets have now followed that up picking up two commitments from two players that should figure into the program’s future plans big time.