Just days before Georgia Tech’s semester was to begin, B-back Donovan Wilson decided his future lay somewhere else. Wilson was given an unconditional release to transfer Thursday, coach Paul Johnson confirmed in a text message. The news was reported earlier Thursday night by the website gtswarm.com.
Wilson was an early enrollee in January 2013 from Dublin, Ohio, and redshirted the 2013 season. After first playing A-back, Wilson was moved to B-back prior to spring practice. Going into preseason camp, quarterbacks and B-backs coach Bryan Cook said his plan was to “force feed” Wilson and incoming freshman C.J. Leggett practice repetitions. As camp has gone on, Johnson has made mention of Leggett’s progress. Johnson also brought A-back Synjyn Days into the competition when Leggett missed time with an injury.
Asked if playing time was the driving factor in Wilson’s decision, Johnson replied, “It usually is.”
Johnson said he did not know Wilson’s plans. If he transfers to an FCS-level school, he can play immediately and have four years of eligility. If he transfers to another FBS-level school, he will have to sit out one year and then have three years remaining.