THE FLATS – Georgia Tech defensive back LaMiles Brooks (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian Academy), tight end Dylan Leonard (Milton, Ga./Milton), defensive back Kenyatta Watson II (Loganville, Ga./Grayson (Texas)), offensive lineman Jordan Williams (Gainesville, Ga./Gainesville) and defensive lineman Sylvain Yondjouen (Ruisbroek, Belgium/Don Bosco School) were honored Wednesday when they were selected for the official preseason watch list for the 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl.
The Reese’s Senior Bowl is widely regarded as college football’s most prestigious postseason all-star game. Members of the official watch list were selected by the Senior Bowl’s scouting staff, which has worked for six months to identify the top prospects for the 2024 NFL Draft.
A junior, Brooks led Georgia Tech with three interceptions and seven pass breakups and also ranked fourth on the squad with 52 tackles in his first season as a starter in 2022. He enters the 2023 campaign as college football’s No. 5-ranked safety, according to Pro Football Focus.
Leonard has become the veteran of the tight end room, having logged 20 starts in 38 games in his four-year career on The Flats. The senior tight end ranks third on the team in returning reception yards, hauling in 11 catches for 90 yards last season. Leonard has also earned all-ACC Academic and NFF Hampshire Honor Society recognition as well as the ACC Postgraduate Scholarship.
Redshirt junior Watson has appeared in 16 games in two years on The Flats. Last year he finished the season with seven tackles in 10 games. The Loganville native was named to Bruce Feldman’s annual “Freaks List,” spotlighting the athleticism of football’s top student-athletes.
A junior veteran of the offensive line, Williams enters his fourth year on The Flats, coming off his best year in 2022. The 6-6, 304-pound lineman displayed great versatility last season, making eight starts at right tackle and four at right guard to appear in every game for Tech. He led all offensive lineman in total snaps with 777.
Yondjouen is coming off a terrific year as a reserve defensive end, disrupting the backfield to finish the season with 32 tackles, 2.5 sacks (fourth on the team) and five tackles for loss (fifth on the team). Despite an injury-shortened 2020 season where he only played three games, Yondjouen enters 2023 as one of Tech’s veteran senior, having logged 38 games and five starts over the course of his four-year career on The Flats.
Fifty-seven Georgia Tech players have previously played in the Senior Bowl, including defensive lineman Keion White in 2023, who went on to be selected in the second round of the NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.
The 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl will be played on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024 at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Ala. It will be televised nationally on NFL Network.
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