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Peach County’s Jackson leads Tech’s 17 early signees

Peach County linebacker Jaquez Jackson, right, stops Westside running back Alex Henton for no gain in the first half of a game on Sept. 22.
Peach County linebacker Jaquez Jackson, right, stops Westside running back Alex Henton for no gain in the first half of a game on Sept. 22. bcabell@macon.com

Peach County linebacker Quez Jackson was one of 17 football players who were part of Georgia Tech’s early signing period.

Jackson, a 6-foot-1, 220-pounder, made a verbal commitment to play for the Yellow Jackets in June and has not wavered. A physical player who doesn’t shy away from a tackle, Jackson has the tenacity to play inside linebacker.

The Yellow Jackets came away with seven offensive players and 10 defensive players on signing day.

“I think it went well,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said. “I’m a fan of (the early signing period) to this point.”

Offensive signees were: A-back Dontae Smith of Spring Hill, Tenn.; wide receiver Malachi Carter of Lawrenceville; wide receiver Patrick “Peje” Harris of Newnan; A-back Tijai Whatley of Rome; offensive lineman Michael Maye of Hoover, Ala.; offensive lineman Harrison Jump of Statham; and Zakk McKeehan of St. Francisville, La.

Defensive signees were: T.K. Chimedza of Dacula, defensive back Charlie Thomas of Thomasville; defensive back Jaylon King of LaVergne, Tenn.; defensive lineman Luke Johns of Dalton; defensive lineman Austin Smith of McDonough; defensive back Juanyeh Thomas of Niceville, Fla.; defensive back Jaylen Jackson of Brunswick; linebacker Justice Dingle of Bowling Green, Ky.; and defensive back Zamari Walton of Melbourne, Fla.

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