April 16, 2019 Atlanta - Georgia Tech football players participate in a drill at Georgia Tech's football outdoor practice field on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Georgia Tech WR Jaylen Jackson to transfer

Georgia Tech redshirt freshman wide receiver Jaylen Jackson has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, according to a person familiar with the situation. While putting one’s name into the database is not a binding one to transfer, he has made the decision to leave the team, according to a team spokesman.

He is the second Tech player known to have done so in as many days, following the end of spring practice this past Friday, following cornerback Dameon Williams on Wednesday.

Jackson, from Brunswick High, faced considerable competition for playing time at wide receiver in the spring, with more signees at that position arriving for next season.

Jackson’s departure means that the number of team members on scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year is 87, two above the maximum permitted by the NCAA.

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