This Friday the 13th has been anything but unlucky for Georgia Tech’s recruiting efforts!
Georgia Tech continues to put the finishing touches on a solid 2022 class with the addition of Jaylin Marshall.
The former Arizona State commit adds another composite 4-star recruit to Tech’s secondary. Though the major recruiting services list him as a safety, Georgia Tech’s defensive coaches like him at corner. He’s got great size, entering his senior year at 6-3, 190 pounds. He’s had quite the high school journey, as he will play for his fourth school in four years this fall. As he prepares for this final season, Marshall will face a huge step up in competition as he joins national competitor Miami Central. He spent his junior season at Hallandale (Fla.), putting up 25 tackles, an impressive 10 pass break ups, and four sacks in five games while lining up at at linebacker, safety and cornerback.
Marshall stands as an 89.16 rated 4 star in the Composite, and he checks in just below the four star line as an 88 on 247 and a 5.7 on Rivals. His massive offer list includes 29 reported P5 offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, UF, FSU, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M.
From his abbreviated junior season, we get some game and practice glimpses at what Marshall brings to the Yellow Jackets.
In game footage, we see a sure tackler who looks like the best athlete on the field as he makes plays in the backfield and impressively breaks on the ball in the secondary. In practice, we see a guy who loves to line up in press coverage, use his physicality, and prevent his receiver from even being targeted. He possesses a rare combination of athleticism and physicality for a 17 year old. That combination makes it easy to see why Coach Popovich would want to use him as a lockdown guy on the outside. Though his high school competition up until now has not presented much of a challenge, it’s easy to see why has had the attention of the best of the best over the course of his recruitment.
With Jaylin Marshall joining the ranks, Georgia Tech’s class is up to 33th in the nation and 6th in the ACC per 247 Composite. With an average player rating of .8750, this class is poised to surpass the 2020 class with a couple strong additions.
Welcome Jaylin to the Flats!