Former defensive back Dameon Williams got everything started earlier this week by adding his name into the transfer portal, and now former B-back KirVonte Benson and offensive lineman Zakk McKeehan have followed, according to a report by Rivals’ Kelly Quinlan.
#GaTech OL Zakk Mckeehan has put his name into the NCAA transfer portal and sources tell JOL that KirVonte Benson will do the same and more are expected. https://t.co/AzgrnuzyL7— Kelly Quinlan (@Kelly_Quinlan) May 3, 2019
Benson can play immediately wherever he goes, Zakk would have to sit or get a waiver. pic.twitter.com/OdiW87GOnU
Benson was expected to play a sizable role in offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude’s offense as a senior this year. Before his injury last season, Benson was the starter at B-back after a breakout season in 2017 that saw him rush for 1,053 yards and six touchdowns.
McKeehan was a redshirted last season and was set to serve as a reserve offensive lineman this season.
It’s not all bad news though. From earlier this week, a certain kicker received a scholarship.
Just received word from a source that Wesley Wells has been put on scholarship.— Tori McElhaney (@tori_mcelhaney) May 2, 2019
Wells is a sophomore and did some pretty good things for Georgia Tech’s kicking game last season as a freshman. Seems his reliability has been rewarded. @TheAthleticATL
Wells was an incredible asset for the Yellow Jackets last season, finishing 9-for-9 on field goals including a season-long 48-yard field goal.
Defensive back Jarett Cole has also entered his name into the transfer portal, per KQ.
In his tweet, KQ mentions that Tech is now at 84 scholarships which opens up a spot for either a walk-on to get added or a player to transfer in.