Vanderbilt offensive lineman Jared Southers committed to continue his football career at Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Geoff Collins has added his first transfer as the Yellow Jackets flopped Vanderbilt transfer Jared Southers from Temple on Saturday night. The former Commodore made the decision while making a visit to The Flats on Saturday night.
Southers, a former three-star recruit in the 2015 recruiting class leaves the Commodores after three seasons. The New Jersey native will bring plenty of experience to the Yellow Jackets appearing in 28-games in his three years including six starts in 2018.
In those 28 games, Southers was quiet versatile as he saw playing time at guard, tackle, and tight end (as a blocker). He also was a frequent contributor to Vanderbilt’s special teams unit.
Adding Southers will certainly add more depth to the Jackets offensive line and should be one of the better pass blockers that the Jackets will have on their roster. He could potentially be in line to compete for the starting right tackle job that is left open by Andrew Marshall, who officially will move on this offseason.
Southers did graduate from Vanderbilt this fall, making him immediately eligible to play for the Jackets in 2019. Southers is more than likely not the only graduate transfer or transfer in general that Geoff Collins will look to add before next season.
Additionally, Collins will be looking to the Jackets 2019 recruiting class as early National Signing Day is just a few days away. The Jackets currently have 17 commitments in the 2019 class.