Rising sophomore linebacker and son of former Georgia Tech football defensive coordinator TD Roof have announced he will be transferring to Indiana.
After contemplating his future after his father’s departure from Georgia Tech for North Carolina State, Georgia Tech football linebacker TD Roof has announced he will be transferring to the University of Indiana.
Former three-star recruit TD Roof’s time on The Flats has come to an end. The rising sophomore saw time as a true freshman for the Jackets in 2017 making 17 total tackles. He also had two tackles for a loss and two sacks. Overall, it was a decent season for the true freshman who showed plenty of potential in his brief time.
Roof is the first defensive player to announce his transfer from the Jackets since his dad’s departure. While no other rumors are currently swirling around, two names to watch will be Bruce Jordan-Swilling and Tre Swilling. Both committed to the Yellow Jackets due to their father’s strong connections to not just the program but Ted Roof.
At Indiana, Roof will be playing under strong defensive minded Tom Allen. Roof’s skill set will greatly compliment the Hoosier’s defense which has drastically improved under Allen’s coaching. Roof will have to sit during the 2018 season due to NCAA transfer rules, he will be eligible to play in 2019.
In terms of the search for the Jackets’ next defensive coordinator, the AJC’s Ken Sugiura is reporting Appalachian State’s Nate Woody is appearing to be the Jackets next defensive coordinator. The hire would be a home run hire for the Yellow Jackets.