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Georgia Tech Recruiting: RB Christian Malloy Flips from FIU, commits to Georgia Tech

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Tech gets a late flip to build the RB class

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 25 Georgia at Georgia Tech Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In the first hours of National Signing Day, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets picked up their latest commit of the 2018 class in RB Christian Malloy of Parkview HS in Lilburn, GA.

Malloy is a 3-star recruit per both Rivals (5.5) and 247 composite (0.8065). Malloy was heavily recruited by programs from G5 conferences, but only received three Power-5 offers(Tech, Northwestern, Indiana), though Rivals and 247 disagree on whether he held a Purdue offer. Some of this can be attributed to the injury he recovered from over the course of his senior season, which limited his opportunity to showcase his skills and made him a riskier prospect. He recovered nicely and put up a solid shortened season.

Film

Malloy has a low center of gravity and displays fantastic balance, shedding repeated tackles below the waste throughout his film. His natural stride is also conducive to clearing his feet through the trash, which he does exceptionally.

Malloy is a patient runner, picking his way through his blocks instead of running headlong in to the hole. While that’s a great quality for a feature back, he’ll need to adjust his style to the flexbone, which is predicated on getting on the defense quickly. He doesn’t have exceptional burst, but his top speed is good. He repeatedly outran entire defenses his senior year, racking up over 1000 yards in a limited number of games.

While Malloy has the body type that could play either A-back or B-back, he doesn’t currently run behind his pads enough to play B-back, and will need to adjust in order to be successful there. At A-back, his ability to shrug off lower body tackles will serve him well. and he has decent ball skills. Overall, Malloy will be a solid addition to the class as a guy who was underrated by many Power-5 schools.

Here is how Tech’s class currently stands:

GT Football 2018 Recruiting Class

Position Name Ht Wt Hometown Rivals 247Sports Commit Date Status
Position Name Ht Wt Hometown Rivals 247Sports Commit Date Status
OL Harrison Jump 6-5 257 Athens, GA 5.4 0.8256 6/5/17 Signed
DB Charlie Thomas 6-2 190 Thomasville, GA 5.6 0.8681 6/5/17 Enrolled
WR PJ Harris 6-3 207 Newnan, GA 5.5 0.8276 6/5/17 Signed
DT T.K. Chimedza 6-2 300 Bradenton, FL 5.6 0.8743 6/21/17 Enrolled
ATH Tijai Whatley 6-2 180 Rome, GA 5.5 0.8481 6/22/17 Signed
LB JaQuez Jackson 6-1 216 Fort Valley, GA 5.6 0.8463 6/22/17 Enrolled
RB Dontae Smith 5-9 173 Columbia, TN 5.6 0.8614 6/22/17 Signed
DT Austin Smith 6-3 275 Mcdonough, GA 5.5 0.8452 6/23/17 Signed
ATH Zamari Walton 6-1 165 Melbourne, FL 5.5 0.846 7/4/17 Signed
DB Jaylon King 6-0 170 Nashville, TN 5.8 0.8973 7/27/17 Signed
OL Michael Maye 6-3 290 Hoover, AL 5.5 0.8444 7/27/17 Signed
DE Luke Johns 6-5 250 Dalton, GA 5.5 0.831 7/28/17 Signed
LB Justice Dingle 6-2 235 Bowling Green, KY 5.8 0.877 8/1/2017 Signed
CB Juanyeh Thomas 6-2 208 Niceville, FL 5.5 0.8351 8/8/2017 Signed
WR Malachi Carter 6-3 180 Lawrenceville, GA 5.5 0.8514 9/17/2017 Signed
OL Zakk McKeehan 6-4 290 St. Francisville, LA 5.4 0.8202 12/19/17 Signed
CB Jaylen Jackson 6-0 180 Brunswick, GA 5.4 0.806 12/20/2017 Signed
QB James Graham 6-1 180 Fitzgerald, GA 5.8 0.8958 12/22/2017 Signed
DL JaQuon Griffin 6-0 268 Rome, GA 5.5 0.8498 2/5/2018 Committed
RB Christian Malloy 5-10 198 Snelville, GA 5.5 0.8065 2/7/2018 Committed