Northwestern’s Kyric McGowan transferring to Georgia Tech

Northwestern wide receiver Kyric McGowan (8) runs with the ball as Ohio State linebacker Pete Werner (20) defends during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Northwestern wide receiver Kyric McGowan (8) runs with the ball as Ohio State linebacker Pete Werner (20) defends during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Credit: AJ Mast

Credit: AJ Mast

Georgia Tech’s transfer haul increased again Saturday with the announcement from Northwestern wide receiver Kyric McGowan that he will play for the Yellow Jackets as a grad transfer.

McGowan, from Dalton High, is the eighth player to transfer to Tech this offseason and third who was a starter at his previous school. McGowan started eight games for Northwestern this season and 23 in his college career.

This season, the Wildcats used him at wide receiver and running back and also on special teams. He was second on the team in receptions with 34, for 366 yards. He also played running back, getting 24 caries for 141 yards and a touchdown. On top of that, he had the most kickoff returns for the team, with seven for 178 yards.

As a junior in 2019, he had a similar role, catching 13 passes for 102 yards with 28 rushes for 177 yards and a touchdown.

McGowan, 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, will have one season of eligibility and will have immediate eligibility.

With Jalen Camp moving on to turn professional and Ahmarean Brown transferring, coach Geoff Collins can look to McGowan for experience and productivity at wide receiver.

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