Georgia Tech offensive lineman Zakk Mckeehan has elected to leave the team and submit his name to the transfer portal after one season with the Yellow Jackets, a person familiar with the situation confirmed Friday. Mckeehan, from St. Francisville, La., redshirted in the 2018 season.
Mckeehan’s putting his name in the NCAA’s transfer database was first reported by 247Sports.
Mckeehan is the third Tech player known to have left the team following the end of spring practice April 26, following cornerback Dameon Williams and wide receiver Jaylen Jackson. In the spring game, Mckeehan was a backup for the White team, which included the second-string offense.
Mckeehan was a late addition to the 2018 signing class, announcing his commitment to Tech on the day before the December signing period began. A two-way player at West Feliciana High, previously committed to Louisiana-Monroe.
Mckeehan’s departure leaves Tech with 13 returning scholarship offensive linemen for the 2019 season (some of whom also worked with the defense during spring practice) with none in the arriving freshman class. Coach Geoff Collins’ roster now has 86 team members on scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year, one above the maximum permitted by the NCAA.