Jaylend Ratliffe will work with Georgia Tech’s football program as a student coach after the Yellow Jackets’ medical staff determined he will not be cleared to play, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Laurinburg, North Carolina, native committed to Tech in March 2014 as a quarterback in the 2015 recruiting class, but less than four months later, he suffered a brain injury in an ATV accident. Instead of joining the team in time for the 2015 season, Ratliffe opted to enroll this past January in hopes of being cleared to play.
The freshman will still attend Georgia Tech on a medical scholarship.
According to MaxPreps, Ratliffe completed 56.2 percent of his passes for 1,756 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior at Scotland County High School in 2013. He also rushed for 2,053 yards and 36 scores.