Gray, a defensive back, has a heart condition and Stickler, an offensive lineman has an undisclosed condition. They will be classified as medical non-counters, meaning they both will remain on scholarship but not count toward Tech’s 85 allowable grants-in-aid for football.
“I’m extremely saddened for A.J., Jake and our team but, in the big picture, health always trumps football,” Johnson said in a statement. “I’m grateful that A.J. and Jake will be able to continue to attend Georgia Tech and earn their degrees.”