October 21, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech fans cheer for their team during an NCAA college football game against the Wake Forest 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

Marquez Ezzard’s waiver request denied

Georgia Tech wide receiver Marquez Ezzard’s request for an immediate-eligiblity waiver was turned down. Ezzard, a Stockbridge High grad who transferred from Miami, made the announcement from his Twitter account Tuesday.

“The NCAA has decided to not grant my waiver to play at Georgia Tech this season, and I will have to sit out,” Ezzard wrote. “I’m going to continue to work hard this season athletically and focus on my academics.”

Ezzard’s denial means that all three Tech transfers who sought waivers were unsuccessful, at least initially. Defensive end Antonneous Clayton and cornerback Myles Sims’ waiver denials were reported Monday. Tech has appealed the cases of Clayton and Sims. Tech has not determined if it will pursue an appeal for Ezzard, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Ezzard, a four-star prospect coming out of Stockbridge, will have three seasons of eligibility starting in the 2020 season.


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