The regular season for the Georgia Tech football team has been over less than a week, and the bowl game the Yellow Jackets will play in is yet to be announced. But that doesn’t mean the recruiting trail for the Jackets hasn’t already started.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution GT beat writer Ken Sugiura is reporting that the Yellow Jackets stand a good chance of landing a transfer defensive back from Notre Dame.
Fighting Irish cornerback Lo Wood, who Paul Johnson’s staff recruited out of high school, reportedly will transfer for his senior season, and according to the news on several sites, Tech is in good position to land the senior defensive back.
“Right now, Georgia Tech is definitely No. 1,” Wood’s father, Lo Wood Sr., told the AJC on Tuesday.
Wood is finishing his degree this month, which will allow him to transfer and be immediately eligible to play. According to Sugiura, Wood Sr. said that his son has “received his release from Notre Dame and that there has been communication with Tech coaches.”
This would be great news for defensive coordinator Ted Roof, who is losing both Louis Young and Jemea Thomas to graduation this year. Wood would be a more than capable replacement for one of the departing senior duo. Wood didn’t start while at Notre Dame, but appeared in 21 games as a backup as a freshman and sophomore. He suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury prior to the 2012 season, and had to sit out his junior year.
If Wood completes his degree in December/January, he’ll be eligible to transfer and then participate in spring practices.