After the 2016 season, nine Georgia Tech players, more than 10 percent of the scholarship roster, elected to transfer. All nine have found landing spots, mostly in the Southeast, and are readying for the 2017 with new teams.
Offensive tackle Trey Klock, who left after earning his business degree, is the lone transfer to switch to another power-conference school. The three former Yellow Jackets at junior colleges can play there for a year and then transfer back to an FBS school, potentially with immediate eligibility.
At the ACC Kickoff in June, coach Paul Johnson lamented the departures, saying that transfers can leave “and you realize what you had was pretty good.”
* Dotson transferred to Garden City (Kan.) Community College in the spring, but is not on the fall roster. Garden City coach Jeffrey Sims said in an email that Dotson returned home. Dotson reportedly committed to Appalachian State in July.
Two other players who left the team in recent years are on Division II rosters. Mikell Lands-Davis, who left the team in March and was initially planning to stay to graduate, has transferred to West Georgia (where he joins one-time Tech signee Travis Custis). Kenderius Whitehead, who was put on medical scholarship before the 2016 season, is now at Tuskegee. Whitehead graduated from Tech in May of this year.
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