Jay Gaskins Leads Tift County Defense

Jay Gaskins is a hard hitting safety for an undefeated Tift County team that has only given up 29 points on the season. Gaskins had a huge game against Collins Hill with two interceptions, a forced fumble, and several big hits. See him in action in this presentation by ScoutTV.

Tift County has moved up to #2 in the State in the GASports.com Coach's Poll, and their stifling defense is a big reason why. Earlier this season, the Blue Devil Defense held Collins Hill's offense scoreless in a 7-2 victory that showcased safety Jay Gaskins' big play ability.

Gaskins had two crucial interceptions, a forced fumble and several big hits as he led the Tift County defense.

Gaskins is coming in under the radar to many recruiters, but maybe they should take a second look at the talented defender from Tifton, Ga.

"I'm about 6-2 and 205 right now," said Gaskins. "I have 27 tackles on the season and four interceptions. We beat Thomas County Central this weekend, and I think we're up to #2 in the state."

When asked about the two big running backs from TCC in Debrale Smiley and Chester Hightower, "yeah, I got a couple hits in. I didn't hit him (Smiley) high though; I think he's about 240 right now."

Gaskins said that he carries a "B" average and has a score that projects him as a full qualifier.

"I'm taking the SAT again though. I want to do better."

Gaskins has been hearing from some smaller schools, but is wide open to anyone that is interested.

"I've been hearing from some teams like Eastern Kentucky and Georgia Southern. I'm open to anyone that wants to recruit me, but I'm in to those schools too."

Tift County has a showdown with Valdosta looming.

"We're off this week, so we're going to go watch Valdosta play Moultrie."

When the Wildcats and the Blue Devils line it up, Valdosta better have an idea where #8 Safety Jay Gaskins is going to be.

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