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Report: Georgia Tech to honor scholarship for injured QB recruit

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Georgia Tech will honor the scholarship offered to Jaylend Ratliffe, a three-star quarterback recruit in the Class of 2015. Ratliffe was injured in an ATV accident last week, fracturing his skull. It remains unknown whether or not his playing career has come to an end, but Georgia Tech is committed to honoring the scholarship offered to the dual-threat quarterback.

“He’s making some small improvements,” Richard Bailey, Ratliffe’s high school coach said to, who had a portion of his skull removed last week to help deal with swelling of his brain. “The doctors feel good about where he’s at,” Bailey said.

Ratliffe had to have a piece of his skull removed to relieve the pressure on his brain. “The doctors feel good about where he’s at,” Bailey said, but Ratliffe is facing an uphill battle to being able to play again. It is not out of the question, but it is not the major focus at this time.

It is good to see Georgia Tech follow through on the scholarship no matter what happens with Ratcliffe’s recovery. Here’s hoping he can still be a part of the football program in one capacity or another.

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7 Responses to “Report: Georgia Tech to honor scholarship for injured QB recruit”
  1. jtm12180 says: Aug 7, 2014 10:04 PM

    Classy move!! Prayers for the kid!!

  2. canetic says: Aug 7, 2014 10:10 PM

    Does anyone really pull a scholarship in this situation? That would be a PR nightmare.

  3. stoicpaisano says: Aug 7, 2014 10:55 PM

    Yeah this is free positive PR, not like it counts against the 85-man limit or anything. He’ll be a medical DQ from the day he signs a LOI.

  4. cubano76 says: Aug 8, 2014 12:40 AM

    Well done Yellow Jackets!

  5. colmel says: Aug 8, 2014 8:15 AM

    Good for Georgia Tech! I hope the young man makes a full recovery; but, even if he doesn’t, I hope he’ll take advantage of the opportunity and get a first class education. Tech is a good school.

  6. thraiderskin says: Aug 8, 2014 11:27 AM

    Good call, great school… maybe he’ll work his way into that amazing engineering program.

  7. jtm12180 says: Aug 8, 2014 1:18 PM

    stoic, but they’re still honoring a $100,000+ scholarship…

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