Georgia Tech suffered a big blow at the start of preseason camp with the announcement that grad transfer, Devin Cochran, won’t be enrolling at Tech. He was a stand out offensive tackle at Vanderbilt who was one of the best at keeping pressure off his quarterback in the SEC. Having someone with his experience anchoring the offensive line was sorely needed as this group continues to grow. It’s most likely that a underclassmen will have to step in this year but the silver lining could be that someone develops to become the leader of the group for future years. It isn’t known right now why Cochran decided not to enroll but with college footballs current situation he may not have wanted to risk injury in a year that may not finish or be played.
The team also had four other players not on the roster after the first day of camp. This isn’t as big of a surprise as Tech was still over the scholarship limit with the incoming class. The four departing players are DE Jaquan Henderson, WR Stephen Dolphus, OL Harrison Jump, and TE Luke Johns. Henderson was the only one who saw any significant playing time of the four but he appeared at the end position last year which he is undersized for at 210 pounds.