In the midst of Georgia Tech’s recruiting frenzy this week, Larry Knight offered 2020 safety/OLB Teylor Jackson from Washington DC.
Teylor is the first player from Washington, DC to get an offer from Georgia Tech since 2017 when Tech offered Calvin Ashley who ultimately went to Auburn. The last actual signee for Georgia Tech from DC was Jeremiah Attaochu and we all know how that worked out! In fact, Georgia Tech has only signed 1 DC player in 19 years.
Georgia Tech has a new emphasis on recruiting and with a new coach, the saying has been that it’s a “New Era” at Tech and Teylor said “it would be nice to be a part of the new era.”
Teylor is listed as a safety on his 24/7 page but on the tape it’s different. “I’m a defensive athlete” Teylor said when I asked what position he played. Playing all over the field on the defensive side is a huge plus for any recruit, especially with his production.
With a new era, comes new coaches and one of those is Larry Knight. The former Temple outside linebackers coach made quite an impression on Teylor saying “Coach Knight is a great rising coach that you will hear about in the long run for sure.”
Teylor isn’t all about football though saying he wants to be an engineer after his football career. “I know they can help me in what I would like to do after football and can help me with my dreams of going into the NFL.” Georgia Tech offers a unique combination of top football and top academics that helps in recruiting.
Teylor said he’s “talking to the coaches about a visit.” During the offseason, he is planning on continuing to work with his trainer Sean Washington. Teylor currently has offers from Boston College, Indiana, and Morgan State in addition to Georgia Tech.