October 21, 2017 Atlanta - Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford (10) is taken down by Georgia Tech linebacker Victor Alexander (9) in the second half of an NCAA college football game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 38-24. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Georgia Tech’s scholarship allocation among classes

Fourth in a series examining Georgia Tech coming out of spring practice.

Going into the summer, Georgia Tech stands at 83 scholarships, with fairly even balance through its classes. For the sake of continued balance, perhaps five incoming freshmen would play this season, leading to a sophomore class next season of 18.

The 17-member senior class is the largest in coach Paul Johnson’s tenure. The senior class was 10 last season (including Andrew Marshall, who redshirted last season and is a senior again), 11 in 2016 (including two walk-ons put on scholarship during their careers), 14 in 2015 and 16 in 2014 and 2013.

They have been smaller because of the result of small signing classes (14 in 2013, for example) and transfers/dismissals.

Two shy of the 85-scholarship limit, Tech has space to add two players or to save for the 2019 signing class, which could then be 19 players.

FRESHMEN (21): WR Malachi Carter, DL T.K. Chimedza, LB Justice Dingle, LB Jordan Domineck, QB James Graham, DL Quon Griffin, WR Peje’ Harris, ATH Jaylen Jackson, LB Quez Jackson, DL Luke Johns, OL Harrison Jump, CB Jaylon King, AB/BB Christian Malloy, OL Michael Maye, OL Zakk Mckeehan, OL Austin Smith, AB Dontae Smith, LB Charlie Thomas, S Juanyeh Thomas, CB Zamari Walton and AB Tijiai Whatley.

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN (13): LB Gentry Bonds, G Charlie Clark, DE Kelton Dawson, AB/BB Jordan Mason, OL Mikey Minihan, LB Kaleb Oliver, QB Tobias Oliver, OT Zach Quinney, WR Adonicas Sanders, S Avery Showell, CB Tre Swilling, OL Boe Tufele, CB Dameon Williams.

SOPHOMORES (18): CB Jaytlin Askew, LB Jakob Brashear, S Tariq Carpenter, S Jarett Cole, OL Jack DeFoor, WR Stephen Dolphus, AB Xavier Gantt, OL Connor Hansen, P Pressley Harvin, WR Jair Hawkins-Anderson, LB Jaquan Henderson, BB Jerry Howard, QB Lucas Johnson, LB Bruce Jordan-Swilling, CB Ajani Kerr, K Brenton King, NT Chris Martin, DE Antwan Owens.

JUNIORS (14): NT Brandon Adams, BB KirVonte Benson, G Parker Braun, OL Will Bryan, WR Jalen Camp, S Christian Campbell, LB Tyler Cooksey, OL Kenny Cooper, AB Nathan Cottrell, LB David Curry, AB Omahri Jarrett, OT Jahaziel Lee, OL Brad Morgan, OL Scott Morgan.

SENIORS (17): LB Victor Alexander, DE Desmond Branch, OL Will Bryan, NT Kyle Cerge-Henderson, S A.J. Gray, LB Tre’ Jackson, S Jalen Johnson, AB Clinton Lynch, OT Andrew Marshall, QB TaQuon Marshall, DE Tyler Merriweather, LB Brant Mitchell, DE Anree Saint-Amour, AB Qua Searcy, CB Lamont Simmons, WR Brad Stewart, OT Jake Stickler.

Series so far:

Considering Tech’s options with injury to Kenny Cooper

Question marks at two position groups for Tech defense 

An attempt at a depth chart for Georgia Tech’s offense

An attempt at a depth chart for Georgia Tech’s defense

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