Georgia Tech welcomes football signees in inaugural early signing period


The inaugural early signing period for college football began Wednesday.

Below are live updates of which recruits signed their letters of intent with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets:

17. Zakk Mckeehan, OL

Ranking: 3-star

Height and weight: 6-foot-4, 285 pounds

High school: West Feliciana

Hometown: St. Francisville, La.

16. Justice Dingle, LB

Ranking: 3-star

Height and weight: 6-foot-3, 245 pounds 

High school: Bowling Green

Hometown: Bowling Green, Ky.

15. Zamari Walton, DB

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-3, 175 pounds
  • High school: Melbourne Central Catholic
  • Hometown: Melbourne, Fla.

14. Jaylen Jackson, ATH

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot, 195 pounds
  • High school: Brunswick
  • Hometown: Brunswick, Ga.

13. Harrison Jump, OL

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-5, 260 pounds
  • High school: Prince Avenue Christian School
  • Hometown: Statham, Ga.

12. Michael Maye, OL

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-3, 295 pounds 
  • High school: Hoover
  • Hometown: Hoover, Ala.

11. Juanyeh Thomas, DB

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-3, 205 pounds
  • High school: Niceville
  • Hometown: Niceville, Fla.

10. Austin Smith, DL

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-4, 295 pounds
  • High school: Ola
  • Hometown: McDonough, Ga.

9. Tijai Whatley, AB

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-2, 195 pounds
  • High school: Darlington School
  • Hometown: Rome, Ga.

8. PeJé Harris, WR

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-3, 210 pounds
  • High school: Newnan
  • Hometown: Newnan, Ga.

7. Luke Johns, DL

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-5, 250 pounds
  • High school: Southeast Whitfield
  • Hometown: Dalton, Ga.

6. Malachi Carter, WR

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-3, 185 pounds
  • High school: Mountain View
  • Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.

5. Jaylon King, DB

  • Ranking: 4-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-1, 180 pounds
  • High school: Ensworth 
  • Hometown: La Vergne, Tenn.

4. Dontae Smith, AB

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 5-foot-11, 185 pounds
  • High school: Spring Hill
  • Hometown: Spring Hill, Tenn.

3. Charlie Thomas, DB

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-2, 190 pounds
  • High school: Thomasville
  • Hometown: Thomasville, Ga.

2. JaQuez Jackson, LB

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-1, 220 pounds
  • High school: Peach County
  • Hometown: Fort Valley, Ga.

1. T.K. Chimedza, DL

  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Height and weight: 6-foot-3, 300 pounds
  • High school: IMG Academy
  • Hometown: Dacula, GA

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