13 Jonathan Celestin  
Jonathan Celestin

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Jonesboro, Ga.

High School:
Mundy's Mill HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 209

Position:
LB

Major:
Undeclared


OVERVIEW: Rated as a two-star recruit by 247Sports, which also tabs him as the 124th best linebacker in his class and as the 164th best player in Georgia.

ESPN ANALYSIS: Shows good playing strength, particularly as a tackler • above average straight-line closing speed • has the burst to chase backs down from behind • shows good instincts and anticipation • will shoot gaps with good timing to penetrate backfield • ability to keep blockers away from frame • works to protect lower half when moving laterally • quick to get downhill and make contact • ability to play with leverage and use hands to get off of blocks • very explosive tackler • generates short-area power to drive through and wrap up on contact • will be productive to break down in space and make a solid tackle in space • power to knock back ball carriers in the short area • ability to keep his eyes on the QB while he drops to his zone.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attends Mundy's Mill High School • helped lead his team to an 8-5 record, which was the best season in school history • team advanced to Class 5A quarterfinals • honorable mention All-State • named Clayton County's top defensive player by the Clayton Daily News • moved from safety to linebacker during his senior season and led the team with 139 tackles (92 solo) • recorded 10 or more tackles in eight games • had seven tackles-for-loss, which included six sacks • caught one pass for 10 yards • recorded 39 tackles as a junior, including five tackles-for-loss and four sacks • caught seven passes for 81 yards as a tight end • high school teammate of fellow commit Rodney Smith • coached by Greg Manior.

PRONUNCIATION: Suh-less-TEEN