Georgia Tech safety Jeremiah Smith has been medically disqualified

Georgia Tech safety Jeremiah Smith was medically disqualified, meaning that his football career with the Yellow Jackets has come to an end. Smith, who did not play in 2019 in his first season with the team, has been placed on a medical scholarship and will not count against the team’s 85-player scholarship limit.

Reached Saturday, Smith’s father, Rudy, said that his son was in good spirits and was looking forward to continuing his education at Tech.

Smith was a three-star prospect out of Grayson, helping the Rams to three region titles and the Class 7A state championship in 2016.

Smith’s acceptance of a medical scholarship opened a scholarship, which enabled freshman offensive lineman Cade Kootsouradis to join the team for this semester.