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Georgia Tech Football: Five Newbies to Watch for - Keion White

Tech may have found a pass rush threat from the transfer portal.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 Old Dominion at Virginia Tech Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Keion White has been idle for a year as he transfers in from Old Dominion which decided to bypass the 2020 season during Covid. He comes to Georgia Tech as a player molded to Geoff Collins liking as he played multiple positions in his time with the Monarchs. White recorded 11 reception for 124 yards during the 2018 season as a tight end before switching to defensive end for the 2019 season.

Appearing in all 12 games during the 2019 campaign he managed to record at least one tackle in every game and had three games of 8 total tackle as his highest mark. He went for 62 total on the season and 19 were for a loss with 3.5 sacks. Two of his best games were against Coastal members Virginia Tech and Virginia.

The edge position has a lot of players who saw playing time last year but will be missing three backups who rotated in so White should have a lead with overall experience. He probably won’t see starts to begin the season but should still see plenty of reps. White’s strongest skill was chasing down running backs and bringing them down behind the line as 30% of his total tackles were for a loss. If he can help Tech keep offenses behind schedule he should develop into a solid starter in his career with the Yellow Jackets.