Transfer, 3 early enrollees start class at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 4: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow and the Miami Hurricanes on October 4, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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Georgia Tech has enrolled an offensive lineman as a transfer from Ole Miss, Jack DeFoor from Calhoun High. DeFoor played for the Rebels in 2017 as a redshirt freshman.

DeFoor, listed at 6-foot-5 and 302 pounds, played in four games this past season. He was recruited by Tech out of high school, a member of the 2016 recruiting class. He was rated by ESPN as the No. 28 guard prospect in the country.

DeFoor must sit out the 2018 season, after which he would have two seasons of eligibility remaining. The school is looking into the possibility of applying for a waiver that would make him eligible to compete immediately.

“We thought that he had good size and quickness and could do some things that we want to do on the offensive line,” coach Paul Johnson said. “It became apparent to us that he had an interesting in coming back closer to home, so that’s a good fit for us.”

Also Tuesday, three early-enrollee freshmen attended their first day of classes – defensive lineman T.K. Chimedza, linebacker Quez Jackson and safety Charlie Thomas. They will be eligible to participate in spring practice, which will begin in March. All three signed with Tech in the early signing period in December.

Tech has signed 18 prospects thus far and has room for three or four more signees, Johnson said.

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