A strange run of bad news for the Georgia Tech football team continued Friday, as freshman B-back Travis Custis and junior defensive end Jabari Hunt-Days were ruled ineligible for the coming season.
Custis will transfer to Georgia Military College for the 2014-15 academic year with plans to play football. If he were to transfer back, he would have three seasons of eligibility remaining. Custis’ initial entry to Tech was delayed by a semester when he did not enroll in the fall of 2013 due to NCAA academic clearinghouse issues.
Custis enrolled in January, and his performance during the spring suggested that he would be an impact player as a true freshman in the fall.
Hunt-Days is ineligible for failure to meet NCAA eligibility standards. Hunt-Days was moved from linebacker to defensive end during practice and performed well enough that he was expected to play a significant role at his new position.
Were he to regain eligibility, he would have one year remaining.
The casualties follow the abrupt departures of former special teams coordinator David Walkosky last Friday and director of player personnel Matt Griffin earlier this week.