For today’s Georgia Tech 2021 signee profile, we look at three-star defensive tackle Zeek Biggers out of West Rowan High School in North Carolina.
A top-2500 ranked player in the country per 247Sports’s composite rankings and considered a top-125 defensive tackle in the country. Biggers reported seven scholarship offers over the course of his recruitment with the Yellow Jackets being one of two Power Five offers of the group. Also offering Biggers is Akron, East Carolina, Georgia State, Liberty, North Carolina State, and Temple. His lead recruiter from the Yellow Jackets was defensive line coach Larry Knight.
Biggers committed to the Yellow Jackets early in the cycle, committing all the way back in May of last season, and stayed strong in his commitment throughout the remainder of the 2021 recruiting cycle.
What he brings to The Flats:
Unfortunately, Biggers does not have any full season highlights available on his HUDL account but you can watch his individual game films, here. Additionally, North Carolina’s high school football season does not start until next week, Biggers first game is on February 26.
All in all, the Mount Ulla, North Carolina native already brings tremendous size to The Flats as he stands at 6-foot-6 and 325-pounds. He plays very well against the run and shows good athleticism for his size with quality speed. Against the pass, he’ll bring the ability to drive offensive lineman backward thanks to his power causing some pressure but he won’t consistently beat offensive lineman quick enough to get to the quarterback.
His future on The Flats:
Unless the Jackets look to play Biggers in a situation for him to only just take up space, it seems unlikely for him to play in 2021, and is a likely redshirt candidate this upcoming season. A redshirt season will allow him to get in the weight room a bit more and turn some of his weight into more muscle while also working more on his techniques and the finer points of his game.
A one-tech defensive tackle, Biggers will be likely be developed to be a run defense specialist for the Jackets but will also likely see time in passing situations as well. Long term, he has the potential to be a constant and reliable contributor on the Jackets defense though his total amount of contributions is a bit limited as a one-tech defensive tackle.