Transfer Portal: Who's Coming and Going (2022 Roster)

TromboneJacket

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Portal has tons of kids in it. There are plenty of athletes who received playing time at their last school.
But which schools were those? It’s a lot easier to see the field at Middle Tennessee State than Notre Dame. And did the players look good in their playing time? I assume we aren’t looking for players who did poorly on the field. And most importantly, do these players have any interest in Georgia Tech to begin with? Every player in the portal is there for a reason. There aren’t going to be a lot of guys who were starters at their previous schools, and the ones who were generally are looking to move to a more successful program. We’re just not likely to get surefire great players through the portal, so we have to gamble to a certain degree.
 

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But which schools were those? It’s a lot easier to see the field at Middle Tennessee State than Notre Dame. And did the players look good in their playing time? I assume we aren’t looking for players who did poorly on the field. And most importantly, do these players have any interest in Georgia Tech to begin with? Every player in the portal is there for a reason. There aren’t going to be a lot of guys who were starters at their previous schools, and the ones who were generally are looking to move to a more successful program. We’re just not likely to get surefire great players through the portal, so we have to gamble to a certain degree.
We certainly are not likely , in our current situation, to get great players. Fields to OSU, Burrow to LSU , Gibbs to Ala, are situations of the rich getting richer. Our best path to get "richer" is going to be to evaluate and recruit well, instruct and coach them up, and put them in the best position to win with scheme, game day decisions , adjustments and clock management. I hope our current staff improves this coming year in all of this.
 

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But which schools were those? It’s a lot easier to see the field at Middle Tennessee State than Notre Dame. And did the players look good in their playing time? I assume we aren’t looking for players who did poorly on the field. And most importantly, do these players have any interest in Georgia Tech to begin with? Every player in the portal is there for a reason. There aren’t going to be a lot of guys who were starters at their previous schools, and the ones who were generally are looking to move to a more successful program. We’re just not likely to get surefire great players through the portal, so we have to gamble to a certain degree.
You don't have to completely gamble in my opinion. We got Ryan Johnson, Devin Cochran, Kyric McGowan, Ayinde Eley, etc from the portal and they came with experience from P5 schools. Those guys have been the most productive transfers we have had. I think a good argument can be made for concentrating more on those types of guys than the former top 250 4 star players who couldn't get playing time at the schools they chose.
 

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As expected, lots of movement this week with classes starting.

Incoming Transfers: Hassan Hall - committed to GT

Possible incoming transfers added:
  • Naquan Brown - can't find a lot of real interest hear but he is followed by our new QB Coach on Twitter
  • Romello Height - followed on Twitter by Thacker, Linam and Weinke

New GT Portal Entry: Adonicus Sanders

No longer an option for GT:
  • JD Direnzo - committed to Rutgers
  • Darrion Henry-Young - committed to Kentucky
  • Jackson Bratton - committed to UAB
  • Charlie Browder - committed to Tennessee
  • Kobe Hudson - committed to UCF
  • Joe Foucha - committed to LSU
247 FCs on the potential incoming list:
  • Khari Gee - 100% GT
  • Jeremy Lucien - 100% Vanderbilt
  • Caleb Williams - 100% USC
NamePositionYear
Staying
Dontae SmithRB2018
Jamious GriffinRB2019
Ayinde EleyLB2017
Zamari WaltonDB2018
GT Portal EntriesCommitted To
Khaya WrightLB2020
Jahmyr GibbsRB2020Alabama
Jordan YatesQB2019
Jamal CampOL2019
Tony AmersonRB2019
Jaquon GriffinDL2018Coastal Carolina
Chayden PeeryQB2021
Adonicus SandersWR2017
GT Draft Entries
Juanyeh ThomasDB2018
Jordan MasonRB2017
Tobias OliverDB2017
Tre SwillingDB2017
Azende ReyKR/WR2017
Quez JacksonLB2018
Incoming Transfers
Luke BensonTE2019Syracuse
Paul TchioOG2020Clemson
Pierce QuickOL2019Alabama
Zach GibsonQB2019Akron
Ahmari HarveyS2021Auburn
Hassan HallRB2018Louisville
Possible Transfer In
Jamin GrahamDL2019Nebraska
Ryan JohnsonDL2017Stanford
Harrison BaileyQB2020Tennesseehttps://247sports.com/Player/Harrison-Bailey-83301/
Antwan RobertsRB2021Wisconsinhttps://247sports.com/Player/Antwan-Roberts-46082847/
Jake TongesTE2017Cal
Chris EdmundsS2019Samford
Jeremy LucienCB2018Connecticuthttps://247sports.com/Player/Jeremy-Lucien-46048981/
Dylan McDuffieRB2018Buffalohttps://247sports.com/Player/Dylan-Mc-Duffie-92232/
Trey MorrisonCB2018UNChttps://247sports.com/Player/Trey-Morrison-46038094/
West WeeksLB/ATH2021UVAhttps://247sports.com/Player/West-Weeks-46082540/
Caleb WilliamsQB2021Oklahomahttps://247sports.com/Player/Caleb-Williams-46040610/
Khari GeeS2021Notre Damehttps://247sports.com/Player/Khari-Gee-46076916/
Naquon BrownDL2021Pitt
Romello HeightLB2020Auburn
Out of Consideration
Committed To
Gerald MinceyOT2020Floridahttps://247sports.com/Player/Gerald-Mincey-46078997/Tennessee
M.J. GriffinS2019Templehttps://247sports.com/Player/M-J-Griffin-88936/Louisville
James NealOL2021Independence Community Collegehttps://247sports.com/Player/James-Neal-46128896/Iowa State
Jake BoboWR2018Dukehttps://247sports.com/Player/Jake-Bobo-91197/UCLA
Elijah CanionWR2020Auburnhttps://247sports.com/Player/Elijah-Canion-46052129/Purdue
Kobie TurnerDT2018RichmondWake Forest
Jayson JonesDT2020Oregonhttps://247sports.com/Player/Jayson-Jones-46050182/Auburn
Konata MumpfieldWR2020Akronhttps://247sports.com/Player/Konata-Mumpfield-46099034/Pittsburgh
Tylan GrableOL2018Jacksonville Statehttps://247sports.com/player/tylan-grable-46047792/UCF
Brandon JosephS2019Northwesternhttps://247sports.com/Player/Brandon-Joseph-46050761/Notre Dame
JD DirenzoOL2017Sacred HeartRutgers
Darrion Henry-YoungDL2020Ohio Statehttps://247sports.com/Player/Darrion-Henry-Young-46049747/Kentucky
Jackson BrattonLB2020Alabamahttps://247sports.com/Player/Jackson-Bratton-46051850/UAB
Charlie BrowderTE2021Central Floridahttps://247sports.com/Player/Charlie-Browder-46098009/Tennessee
Kobe HudsonWR2020Auburnhttps://247sports.com/Player/Kobe-Hudson-46037859/UCF
Joe FouchaS2018Arkansashttps://247sports.com/Player/Joe-Foucha-92192/LSU
 

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AMEN. Even the top schools make mistakes on recruiting someone. If they were a 4 star coming out of HS, but have barely moved up the depth chart after 2 years, it could be that they were overrated by the recruiting services. OTOH, coaches make mistakes on evaluating what they have also, even Kirby didn't like Bennett for his first couple of years. I had extremely high hopes for Clayton, but for whatever reason.............
Clemson learned the hard way with their QB transition with no competition at back up...
 

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I think a good argument can be made for concentrating more on those types of guys than the former top 250 4 star players who couldn't get playing time at the schools they chose.

Transfers should no longer really be viewed as all the same, or all that similar. It's silly to view freshmen who redshirted in the same light as 4th year players transferring for their last year in terms of valuing play time at a previous stop.

For instance, Johnson, Cochran, and Eley all redshirted as freshmen and didn't play that year. So all three of them couldn't get playing time at the schools they chose during the same period that is being judged for the other recruits.
 

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Transfers should no longer really be viewed as all the same, or all that similar. It's silly to view freshmen who redshirted in the same light as 4th year players transferring for their last year in terms of valuing play time at a previous stop.

For instance, Johnson, Cochran, and Eley all redshirted as freshmen and didn't play that year. So all three of them couldn't get playing time at the schools they chose during the same period that is being judged for the other recruits.
Freshmen who redshirted and transferred immediately aren't really the most common case of transfers. We have brought in 19 transfers in the last three years (so far), and only two of them were freshmen who just redshirted. I agree that they are a bit different than the guys who just finished their 2nd or 3rd year without much playing time. I still prefer 3rd and 4th year guys who are either grad transfers or moving on from coaching changes or whatever else. I just don't think many really young guys are transferring down and finding great success.
 

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While it is not a perfect I do think that in general the transfers that have done better have been the ones that played significant snaps at their previous schools. Guys like McGowan, Cochran, Johnson, Cimaglia, etc. Guys who were highly ranked out of HS but haven't played much at their previous stop have not been able to make as much of a contribution. There are exceptions to this both ways, but I feel like in general that has held pretty well.
 
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