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Georgia Tech Football: Yellow Jackets Add USC Transfer DB Lamont Simmons

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Simmons could add depth in the secondary (or elsewhere) beginning in 2016.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

News broke Thursday afternoon confirming earlier reports that USC DB Lamont Simmons would be transferring in to Georgia Tech.

The Jacksonville native originally had a Georgia Tech offer before signing on to play at Southern Cal in February of 2014 over offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Penn State, and others. He redshirted this past season and was on pace to be a backup cornerback this fall.

The addition is a positive one for Georgia Tech, as he'll be eligible in 2016, when the Yellow Jackets will be needing to replace both starting cornerbacks. With D.J. White and Chris Milton set to graduate after this fall, Simmons will be on pace to compete immediately with Step Durham, the Austin twins, and the three true freshman cornerbacks who enrolled a few weeks back (Dotson, Walker, and Wigley).

Worth noting also is that Simmons played running back and wide receiver in high school, and could offer flexibility to play one of those spots as well.