Georgia Tech's coaching staff got some excellent news to start their weekend, when they learned that their 2016 recruiting class had doubled in size with the commitment of a local linebacker.
Blessed to say Officially committed to Georgia Tech pic.twitter.com/10XA51NIM1— Jakob Brashear (@ThatKid_Jakob) March 20, 2015
Brashear is a linebacker at Dacula High School in Dacula, GA -- the eastern edge of Gwinnett County. He's listed at around 6'1", 210lbs, but there's a good chance he'll grow over the coming months before he reports. That he committed early means he had an offer early, and that he had an offer early means he's a guy the coaches were particularly interested in, especially in a small class like this year's sets up to be. He commits only two weeks after receiving his scholarship offer in early March -- clearly he didn't feel the need to look much further than the Flats.
Brashear got a welcome wish from the young man he joins in this recruiting class, A-Back and fellow Gwinnett native Xavier Gantt.
@someonefye Preciate it bro ✊— Jakob Brashear (@ThatKid_Jakob) March 20, 2015
Brashear's commitment is the eighth out of Gwinnett County since the 2014 class, an area that the Yellow Jackets had struggled to recruit in prior to Ted Roof's arrival as defensive coordinator. That's a marked improvement of recruiting a fertile area as compared to the grand total of three recruits from the previous three classes combined.
Below are Brashear's junior year highlights. A quick peek shows great athleticism and versatility (he plays running back on offense, in addition to linebacker on defense), very good lower body strength, and good tackling ability in the open field. Take a look!
Brashear is currently unrated on Rivals and 247Sports, and commits over reported offers from Air Force and Elon.
Congratulations to Jakob on his commitment, and to Georgia Tech's coaches on locking in another successful recruit!
What are your thoughts on his film? Excited to have a second commitment out of Gwinnett County?