Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Player News

Date:

Georgia Tech dismissed sophomore RB Dedrick Mills.

No word as of yet as to exactly what Mills did to get himself booted from the program, but it's a potentially crushing loss for the Yellow Jackets. The 5-foot-10, 217-pounder has had his fair share of trouble in his short time at Georgia Tech, having been suspended on two separate occasions during the 2016 season. Despite being forced to miss three total games due to those suspensions, he still managed to lead the team in rushing with 771 yards (5.1 YPC) and 12 touchdowns while serving as HC Paul Johnson's B-back. This is a developing story and you can expect further updates over the coming days. Freshman Jerry Howard and sophomore KirVonte Benson are the two most likely candidates to replace Mills, as much as you can replace your top rusher two-plus weeks before the season begins.
Aug 18 - 3:42 PM

Georgia Tech junior LB Brant Mitchell is a "tough, instinctive linebacker who sells out to make plays," notes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"Taking proper angles, he’s efficient and shows ability in pursuit," Pauline wrote. "Offering average size and speed, Mitchell presently grades as a last-round pick." Mitchell ranked fourth on the team with 71 total tackles last year. He added three TFL and tied for second on the squad with three takeaways (two interceptions and one fumble recovery).
Aug 3 - 3:22 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that Georgia Tech senior WR Ricky Jeune is being ignored by NFL scouts "despite the potential he brings."

"Jeune offers solid size and enough speed to play on Sundays," Pauline wrote. "His production has been spotty, which is understandable in the Tech offense, and Jeune is very rough around the edges. Yet if he pulls it together as a senior in 2017, he could move into the late rounds." Jeune (6'3/212) led team with 25 receptions and ranked second on the squad with 427 receiving yards last year. "At the very least Jeune should be signed as a free agent after the draft," Pauline wrote.
Aug 3 - 12:54 PM

Georgia Tech received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 CB Jaylon King.

Rivals analyst Woody Wommack predicted near the end of May that King (6'0/170) would eventually commit to Ole Miss. With Hugh Freeze's abrupt resignation earlier this month, though, Oxford might as well be college football's equivalent of Chernobyl. Georgia Tech's gain, now. King ranks as Rivals' No. 211 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. He stands as the Yellow Jackets' highest-ranked recruit in the class. They are up to 10 commitments overall.
Source: Rivals
Jul 27 - 5:10 PM

Georgia Tech senior P Grant Aasen will forego his final season of eligibility to enroll at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.

"It was the hardest decision I've made in my life...the thing I'm going to miss the most is just being around the guys, being around the sport. Just Georgia Tech football," Aasen explained of his choice to pursue priesthood. He initially walked on with the Yellow Jackets in 2014 and finishes his career with two boots. Aasen was Georgia Tech's most experienced punter on the roster and looked to be in line for a potential starting role during the coming season. With him out of the picture, freshman Pressley Harvin may be forced to play a bigger role.
Source: SB Nation
Jun 11 - 1:52 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Woody Wommack predicted that uncommitted four-star 2018 CB Jaylon King will commit to Ole Miss.

"The Rebels were one of the first programs to offer and have the chance to provide King a quick path to playing time," Wommack writes. While King ranks as Rivals' No. 223 overall prospect, his recruitment to date has been somewhat fractured, as he was largely unable to participate in the offseason camp circuit last year due to various minor injuries. Also setting him back, he spent the 2016 season at quarterback for Ensworth High (Tennessee). His potential comes as a corner, though, making this current summer/spring camp stretch a pivotal one as he tries to show out at his natural position.
Source: Rivals
May 25 - 7:35 PM

Panthers selected Georgia Tech K Harrison Butker with the No. 233 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Butker (6’4/199) was Georgia Tech's placekicker all four years, setting a school record for points scored (337) and finishing third in Georgia Tech history in field-goal percentage (71.7%). Butker went 15-of-17 (88.2%) on field goals as a senior and converted 54-of-73 (74.0%) touchbacks into kickoffs.
Apr 29 - 6:07 PM

Georgia Tech DL Pat Gamble (labrum) attended a pre-Draft visit with the Steelers on Wednesday, according to Walter Football's Charlie Campbell.

Gamble played through a torn hip labrum last season and had surgery in January to correct it. His recovery timeline is three-to-five months. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein believes the 6-foot-5, 277-pounder's best NFL fit is as a rangy 5-technique. "While he needs to add more bulk, he has the length and athleticism that 3-4 teams will want to work with at the defensive end spot," he wrote. "While he's a late-rounder or priority free agent, he could find himself on a practice squad while teams continue to groom him and see how much additional growth they can coax out of him as a player."
Apr 20 - 4:01 PM

Georgia Tech redshirt junior QB Matthew Jordan will miss the remainder of spring practice with a foot injury.

Yellow Jackets HC Paul Johnson said at the beginning of camp that his hope was that Jordan would win the starting job guiding his triple-option attack by the end of the spring. The team is looking to replace departed starting QB Justin Thomas. That plan is now being put on hold, at least for the time being, as the 6-foot-2, 208-pound Jordan sustained a foot injury on a non-contact play on Saturday. Said Johnson in a statement, "It’s unfortunate that Matthew will miss the rest of the spring, but we’re looking forward to getting him back and competing for the starting position as soon as possible." With Jordan sidelined, TaQuon Marshall, Lucas Johnson and Jay Jones should all see extended work through to the end of spring practice. There is no current timetable for Jordan's return.
Apr 11 - 7:08 PM

Georgia Tech's Justin Thomas was put through WR drills at the school's pro day.

Thomas was an option quarterback in college, so his transition to the pros will be a difficult one. He could get looks as a receiver, running back or corner. We would expect him to go undrafted.
Mar 17 - 11:17 AM

ESPN notes that Georgia Tech freshman RB Bruce Jordan-Swilling has upside as a linebacker.

The outlet refers to Jordan-Swilling as "the prototypical power running back," but also passes along that the 6-foot-1, 209-pounder "[c]ould be a factor as a nickel linebacker on defense." He ranked as ESPN 300's No. 193 overall prospect for the 2017 cycle. His exact role with Georgia Tech figures to clarify as the offseason continues to unfold.
Mar 9 - 4:38 PM

Georgia Tech DT Pat Gamble (labrum) is getting healthy after undergoing surgery.

Gamble recorded 54 tackles, 7.5 sacks and 10.5 tackles for losses last season despite dealing with a torn hip labrum. He was named an honorable-mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection for that performance. The prospect said he had surgery in January with a recovery timeline of three-to-five months. Gamble said he'll conduct interviews and do the bench press at Georgia Tech's Pro Day.
Feb 24 - 2:19 PM

Georgia Tech three-star RB Jerry Howard is "a great fit for Tech as a B-back," according to Rivals' Mike Ferrell.

The 6-foot, 210-pounder may contribute immediately in the Yellow Jackets' triple-option attack. Howard is a three-star prospect who signed last week.
Source: Rivals
Feb 8 - 5:24 PM

Georgia Tech signed four-star 2017 CB Tre Swilling.

Swilling made an initial commitment to the Yellow Jackets this past August before taking the plunge for good. Rivals ranks him as the No. 31 cornerback prospect in the 2017 class, while Scout.com notes that the 6-foot, 185-pounder consistently showcased a high level of football intelligence at Brother Martin (Louisiana). As the Scout team puts it, Swilling "seems to see things before they happen and he knows how to put himself into place to make a play."
Source: Scout.com
Feb 7 - 7:55 PM

Georgia Tech signed four-star 2017 S Gentry Bonds.

Nice one here for HC Paul Johnson, as Bonds ranks as Scout.com's No. 4 safety prospect in the state of Tennessee. He initially committed to the Yellow Jackets in August. The 6-foot-1, 193-pounder also has potential as a cornerback. Still plenty of work to do here, though, as Scout believes he needs to improve his footwork and coverage in man situations. A little added playing weight wouldn't hurt, either.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 1 - 6:00 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Jesse: NFL Must Haves

    Jesse: NFL Must Haves
  •  
    Hribar: All About Balance

    Hribar: All About Balance
  •  
    Norris: Avoid Handcuffs

    Norris: Avoid Handcuffs
  •  
    Hribar: NFL Must Haves

    Hribar: NFL Must Haves
  •  
    Summerlin: Draft Strategy

    Summerlin: Draft Strategy
  •  
    Norris: NFL Must Haves

    Norris: NFL Must Haves
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters