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Technical Tidbits 1/12: Georgia Tech DT Emmanuel Johnson announces transfer

North Carolina State v Georgia Tech Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Georgia Tech freshman DL Emmanuel Johnson has entered the transfer portal. As the tweet says above, Johnson played in one game last season with one tackle. Johnson was an under the radar recruit from South Carolina, signing with Tech as a 247Sports composite three-star (.8336 rating). While the loss of Johnson is tough, Tech brought in four other defensive linemen in the 2020 class and has signed four defensive linemen in the 2021 class (plus a few transfers), so there are other options. Best of luck, Emmanuel!

Even though the Tech Men’s Basketball team is currently sidelined with COVID-19 issues, you can still get into the basketball spirit with the video above. Sophomore G Kyle Sturdivant, the player featured in the interview, is a transfer from USC. He was a high three-star as a recruit from Norcross High School (GA), holding a 247Sports composite rating of .9274. In his one season with the Trojans, Sturdivant averaged 2 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. So far with Tech, Sturdivant is averaging 3.7 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game. He has been an asset in reserve for the Jackets this year.

Even in a pandemic, Georgia Tech student-athletes are some of the best in the classroom. In the recently completed fall semester, Yellow Jacket student-athletes as a whole had a 3.10 GPA. The Tech Women’s Swimming & Diving team had the highest team GPA of the women’s sports (3.60) and the Beesball team took the title on the men’s side with a 3.42 team GPA. At Tech, these high GPAs must be celebrated, and built upon for the spring semester. Congratulations, Jackets!

The Tech indoor track season is a short one, with just seven scheduled regular season meets, and the ACC Championships ending before March. That doesn’t tamper the Jackets’ resolve for a high finish at the ACC Championships and potential NCAA berths, and their quest for the two starts this weekend. Tech athletes will head to Clemson, SC for the Clemson Orange & Purple Elite meet. Look for Nicole Fegans, who qualified for the NCAA Championships last year before COVID-19 happened, to be a force on the track this year. Good luck, Jackets!

With the National Championship Game last night, it’s only right to bring a clip from Tech’s last national title season back.

Question of the Day: What did you think of last night’s CFP National Championship Game?