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Technical Tidbits 12/17: Georgia Tech Football Uses the Transfer Portal

That’s one for the Jackets!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 29 Georgia Tech at Clemson Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Early Monday evening, it was announced that Georgia Tech would be receiving the services of former Tennessee offensive lineman Ryan Johnson for his final year of football eligibility. The grad transfer was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, and went to the same school as the late Brandon Adams. Johnson graduated in three years from Tennessee with a degree in civil engineering, and will be immediately eligible to play when Geoff Collins’ second season begins on the Flats next Fall.

I’ll be honest, since Geoff Collins was hired, I have not been a fan of his constant shtick in every single interview. I know he’s trying to build a new culture, and I appreciate that, but when the team loses 45-0 at home, I don’t need to hear how much effort Tech gave in the game. With that being said, however, I was pleasantly surprised by this interview. Collins gave meaningful answers about recruiting, roster management, and the past season. Hopefully, Collins will continue to be this candid when giving interviews and speaking to the press.

Jahmyr Gibbs is Georgia Tech’s highest-rated 2020 commit. The consensus four-star recruit had a monster season for Dalton High School, and has been rightfully named a SI All-American. This is hopefully the first of many awards and accolades for the RB, as he has the potential to do great things here on the Flats.

Although this article is a few days old, it still provides some great information to get fans ready for the football early signing period this week. Most of Tech’s current commits (and targets) will be signing in the next couple of days, and a few of them will be enrolling early. Even though I’m not the biggest fan of Geoff Collins’ press conferences, his recruiting has been very good so far. I’m excited to see what this 2020 class can accomplish.

I like this Ryan Johnson guy already.

Question of the Day: How do you feel about the current 2020 class so far?