A stunning name popped into my Twitter feed last evening when I observed the most recent football motivation to Georgia Tech. Like quite a few Tech enthusiasts, I’m continuing to change to this new truth of recruiting happening on numerous tracks at as soon as commitments continue on to arrive in for both equally the 2022 and 2023 classes. Late Monday evening, Javion Clark grew to become the third member of the 2023 course.
A 6-2, 175 lb. protection, Clark has a superior frame that should carry on filling out although he retains improving upon his athleticism. He plays his substantial college ball for Jones County in the extremely heart of the condition of Ga, and his workforce built the AAAAA playoffs previous time. Of notice, he’s good friends with top 2023 focus on Zavion Hardy, who performs DL for close by Tatnall Square in Macon
Clark has not gained substantially in the way of analysis, and sad to say, he’ll be lacking the impending season for the reason that of an offseason ACL damage. So much, his only presents had been from GT and Jacksonville Condition, and he has not been rated by any of the big recruiting companies. This determination may well be a single that Tech followers have to check for a when, waiting for his senior season to see how his restoration and improvement development.
In excess of the training course of his sophomore time, Clark piled up 85 tackles, 8 move breakups, and 1 INT.
Specified his slight establish, the player on tape was not who I was expecting. He is a thumper in operate defense who also has the versatility to line up as a single substantial basic safety actively playing a centerfield type of role. In his operate pursuit, he takes exceptional angles to the ball provider and is aware how to continue to keep equally within and outside the house leverage. His pace is sufficient but not elite.
Two distinct highlight plays jumped out at me. At the 25 second mark, Clark demolishes a swing move to a working back again while exhibiting explosiveness and sound method. A couple of performs later on, he does not get off the ball really properly, but he’s in a position to use his swift hips and toes to preserve posture on the inside hip of the receiver and make a tremendous engage in on a poorly thrown ball. We do not get a total lot of info to evaluate his go coverage capabilities, as there are only 3 passing performs in the entire highlight tape. What we do see is an intense run stopper who has the athleticism and instincts to make up for present-day deficiencies in coverage technique. It is seriously a shame he will not have his junior period to create, but the GT defensive coaching staff will continue to watch him on the camp circuit and into his senior period.
2023 Course Update
16 months away from the early signing period of time for this course, GT has 3 commitments. Of those people, only Javin Simpkins has been rated in the 247 composite. He checks in as a 93.32 4 star, which is proper up there with the highest rated determination in the existing course. By himself, he’s ample to slot GT in at 11th nationally really early in the 2023 cycle.
Welcome Javion to the Flats!