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Georgia Tech Recruiting: 2020 Cornerbacks

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The Georgia Tech secondary gets quicker at cornerback

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Pitt at Georgia Tech Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Hello Tech Fans!

Welcome to our final installment of the recruiting position reviews. Today we will be covering the cornerbacks of the 2020 class.

Georgia Tech and their returning secondary are without question the shining star of the defense and will be in the conversation for top of the conference. Returning 5 of 5 starters, Geoff Collins and Co. also added two exceptional corners to the 2020 class.

Miles Brooks | Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.)

For a long time, Miles was the most exciting prospect of the 2020 recruiting class. As the fourth commit of the cycle, he spent a lot of time at the top of the class and by relation, at lot of time on my mind. I really like corners and Miles is the best one we’ve had in a while.

A 4-star prospect, his rankings have fallen a bit in the camp re-evaluations this summer from as high as #55 nationally to #126. He is still a top-20 corner and a heckuva prospect.

He had offers from basically everyone, and we were able to fend off the likes of Florida, Nebraska, Penn State, and upstart UNC during his long commitment. Brooks is exactly what Collins is looking for in long, agile defensemen. He is 6-2, 185 lbs with plenty of room to add mass.

( Rivals 5.9 | 247Composite 0.9087 )

Y’ALL. This boy is gonna be playing on Sundays. He is a true man-to-man corner. He can cover. He can hit. He play special teams. He forces fumbles. He’s #disruptive.

I think his superpower is the ability to make the right decision and commit to it. Quick reflexes, hands and speed are a deadly combination. I am very excited for this one and he should see playing time immediately. Welcome to The Flats Miles!

Jalen Huff | Buford (Buford, Ga.)

Jalen comes to us from GHSA powerhouse Buford. His cousin Jordan Huff is already a member of the Jackets secondary yet Jalen had been committed to Oklahoma since his junior season. Decommiting after OU recruiter Kerry Cooks left for Texas Tech, Huff committed to Georgia Tech after only 15 days.

At 5-11 and 180 lbs, he is a consensus 3-star. ( Rivals 5.6 | 247 Composite 0.8689 )

When looking at Jalen’s film, I see another disruptive player. Jalen is a quick thinker and pursuer. He does his job as a corner just fine, with a solid jam at the line and ability to stick with receivers.

Man Coverage:

But I see more. I watched him make sacks, good at punt coverage and blocking kicks. He’s a good open field tackler and I can see him making a name for himself as a missile. He tracks the ball well and reacts to plays quickly.

In this humble writer’s opinion, I see a future at Nickel Corner. His ability as a rover is far beyond his skills as a traditional corner. Expect to see him early on special teams. Welcome to The Flats Jalen!

Programming note:

Georgia Tech did not sign any safeties to the class so it appears there won’t be a review of that position. Some athletes and corners do eventually move to safety and if we get one in the transfer portal, you’ll hear it from us at that time.

Check out the piece on former 4-star Safety Derrik Allen, a Notre Dame transfer who sat out last year.

That’ll do it here. Stay tuned, the spring game will be here before you know it.

Until next time,

-Leviticus