Recruit: Saeed Blacknall
High School: Manalapan HS, Manalapan, NJ
Recruiter: Buzz Preston / Joe Speed
The Detail: Saeed Blacknall is a 4-star WR prospect from suburban New Jersey ranked in the Rivals 250 (ranked as the #14 WR) with prototypical size, especially for the GT Spread Option. From his film, you see great hands, leaping ability, a long-striding speed, and likes to use his physical frame in the open field. He is a similar style of WR as 2013 Tech signing Ricky Jeune, also from NJ.
Tech's Chances: Good. Blacknall recently visited Tech on a tour of the southern states and by reports thoroughly enjoyed the visit. He had been eyeing Tech for a while, and had very mature things to say about the Tech offense. He has said that despite being a run-first offense, a talented and intelligent player will get touches...and is fully aware of the NFL success of Demaryius Thomas and Stephen Hill. He also thinks the city of Atlanta is a positive. At this point, however, his favorites include LSU, Clemson, and FSU.
Want to know more about all Georgia Tech's targets for the 2014 class? Check out our collection of "Get to Know Them" posts here!