Georgia Tech cheerleading team cheer after quarterback Justin Thomas scored a touchdown against the Mercer Bears in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 10, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

McEachern defensive back signs with Yellow Jackets

JAYTLIN ASKEW

Position: DB

Committed: June 16

Height, weight: 5-foot-11, 187 pounds

High school, hometown: McEachern, Douglasville

Ranking: 3-star

What to know: Askew graduated from McEachern in December and enrolled early at Georgia Tech. Askew is one of seven defensive backs in Tech’s 2017 signing class.

WHAT HE SAID

On what he’s most excited about when he enrolls early in January: “I’m ready to see how the workouts are. I want to see if I’m going to survive the first week, I hear that’s one of the hardest times. I’m kind of nervous but excited for it and see how the Georgia Tech class is going to be. I’m just going to have fun for my next four years in college.”

On if he’ll miss his last semester of high school to enroll early: “I’ve had a great high school career. I’ve been blessed with a lot of opportunities, so I’m not really sentimental. … I don’t think I’ll be one of the ones that will cry or anything. I’m excited to go to college and start a new level. I’ve done so much in high school I feel like it’s time for me to go to college and explode.”

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