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Football: Senior DT Jabari Hunt Quits Team

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Hunt is the second upperclassman to quit the team in the past month.

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After he served a two-game suspension for the Virginia and Virginia Tech games, it was announced on Wednesday after practice that fifth-year senior DT Jabari Hunt has quit the Georgia Tech football team. The move comes just days before Hunt was expected to make his return to a depleted defensive line in Georgia Tech's final conference game at Miami.

After seeing major expectations preseason, Hunt hasn't exactly lived up to them -- where many thought he would be a game-changer, Hunt has managed only 13 tackles and 1 TFL in 8 games, mostly while backing up Patrick Gamble instead of starting. This, after he missed the 2014 season due to academic ineligibility.

Hunt is the third upperclassman to quit the team this season, following junior WR Micheal Summers earlier this month (for unknown reasons) and junior LB Beau Hankins in late September (for personal health reasons).

With Hunt off the team and Adam Gotsis out for the remainder of the season, Georgia Tech appears to be extremely thin at the defensive tackle spot for its final two games. The rotation is now down to junior Patrick Gamble, junior Francis Kallon, and true freshman Kyle Cerge-Henderson. At this point in the season, it's highly unlikely that the coaches would elect to add depth by burning the redshirt status of true freshmen Brentavious Glanton or Scott Morgan. If in need of bodies, you'll probably see DE Tyler Stargel continue to play inside, or you may see a walk-on used. For now though, the depth chart merely shows Gamble and Cerge-Henderson being backed up by Kallon.