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Technical Tidbits 1/15: Jalen Camp Begins Preparations For Draft

Camp will forgo last year of eligibility, plans to enter draft.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 28 Georgia Tech at Temple Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Jalen Camp has decided to forgo his extra year of eligibility and has begun preparation for the NFL draft. The NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to fall/winter athletes, but Camp made the decision to enter the draft. With the playoffs wrapping up in a few weeks and the NFL offseason fast approaching, schools will be hosting their pro days. As the article mentions, Camp is preparing with his father who is a personal trainer. This weekend he plans to travel to Fort Worth, Texas to attend the College Gridiron Showcase. His decision to forgo his last season came after discussions with head coach Geoff Collins and his family. In his time at Tech, Camp was one of the football team’s leading receivers — he led the team this past season in several categories including receptions and receiving yards. At 6’2” and 220 pounds, Camp has a good build and frame that would allow him to do well in the NFL. The fact that he can squat more than 550 pounds is impressive too. Good luck to Camp as he prepares for the NFL draft.

As if it’s becoming the norm this basketball season, another Tech game has been cancelled. The Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team was slated to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack Saturday in Raleigh N.C. However, as the article mentions, due to Covid-19 related protocols within the Wolfpack program the game had to be postponed. There hasn’t been a date set for a makeup game (if there is one). Hopefully, as the season progresses so does the roll-out of the vaccine. It would be really disappointing to have the NCAA tournament cancelled again like it was last season.

The Clemson Invitational will take place this weekend and the Georgia Tech track & field team will be participating as it continues its 2021 season. The event will be live streamed by ACCNX. Good luck to the Yellow Jackets track & field team!