Georgia Tech football's 24-man recruiting class appears to be a great fit going forward
2017 (True Freshman): Made his collegiate debut in Georgia Tech's fifth game of the season at Miami (Oct. 14) and played in five of the final six games of the season ... Saw action primarily on special teams, with both of his tackles (Nov. 4 at Virginia, Nov. 18 at Duke) coming in punt coverage.
High School: Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports ... Named first-team all-state as a senior by RecruitGeorgia.com ... Also an all-region, all-district and all-area honoree ... Versatile athlete played defensive back, wide receiver and returned kicks during his prep career ... Had the longest kickoff return in school history as a senior ... Four-year letterwinner and three-year captain ... Coached by Eric McNair ... Also played basketball for two seasons and was two-year captain of track and field team, participating in long jump and high jump ... Honor roll student.
Personal: Full name is Tariq Marquese Carpenter ... Born Dec. 28, 1998 in Little Rock, Ark. ... Son of Theron and Demetria Fiffie ... Is one of nine siblings ... Mother, Demetria Fiffie, played basketball at Central Methodist University (1992-96) ... Uncle, Thurlos Pearson, played football at Missouri ... Tariq began playing football when he was five ... Major is undecided but aspires to become a doctor.
Tackles: 1, twice - last at Duke, Nov. 18, 2017
Solo Tackles: 1, twice - last at Duke, Nov. 18, 2017