The Georgia Tech football team took one on the chin today, as two players have been declared ineligible for the 2014 season.
From the GT Athletic dept.;True freshman running back Travis Custis and junior linebacker-turned-defensive end Jabari Hunt-Days will not play football for Georgia Tech this fall. Custis is leaving Georgia Tech for at least the 2014-15 academic year to pursue academic and athletic opportunities at Georgia Military College. Hunt-Days will not be eligible to participate against outside competition for the 2014 season because he does not meet NCAA eligibility standards. Hunt-Days, who was a starter at linebacker in 2012 and 2013, moved to defensive end in the spring. He has played in 27 career games, recording 129 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions.
Not knowing exactly was going to be expected from Custis, we can only speculate what kind of contributions he would have made, if any, this season. But losing Hunt-Days hurts.
A two year starter, Hunt-Days was being looked at to help bring some experience to the defensive line and become more of a pass rusher than he was coming from the linebacker position. This is going to put big pressure on some of the young incoming players. Hopefully JUCO transfer Kenderius Whitehead can step in and get the job done.
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