Georgia Tech's spring game, April 20, 2018. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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Louisville transfer Corey Reed may have Georgia Tech’s interest

Georgia Tech may have another transfer wide receiver to pursue. Louisville’s Corey Reed, a Roswell High graduate, announced his plans to transfer Tuesday.

Running-backs coach Tashard Choice – also the offensive recruiting coordinator – and offensive quality-control assistant Will Glover have followed his Twitter account.

Reed, listed at 6-foot-3 and 206 pounds, has played two seasons at Louisville. He caught eight passes for 145 yards in 13 games as a freshman in 2017, but appeared in only two games in 2018 and did not catch a pass. The 2018 season can be counted as a redshirt season.

As a high schooler at Roswell, Reed was a three-star prospect, rated the No. 53 player in the state of Georgia and the No. 81 wide receiver nationally (247Sports Composite).

Transferring to Tech would not be a straightforward proposition. In addition to sitting out a season, athletes who transfer within the ACC loses a season of eligibility in addition. In this case, Reed would have to sit out the 2019 season and then would have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

However, if he were to receive a hardship waiver, Reed could play immediately and have three seasons of eligibility.

That is the route that Marquez Ezzard, a receiver who is to transfer to Tech from Miami, is widely expected to attempt.

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