Georgia Tech redshirt sophomore Dameon Williams will be leaving the program and has entered the transfer portal.
The Athletic’s Tori McElhaney reported Wednesday night that Georgia Tech defensive back Dameon Williams has entered the NCAA Transfer portal. The report was then confirmed by Go Jackets (Rivals) lead man Kelly Quinlan. The former three-star recruit will have to sit out a year if he transfers into another division one program. If he were to transfer into an FCS or lower program, he would be able to play immediately.
Williams originally committed to Georgia Tech as part of the 2017 recruiting class and chose the Jackets over offers from Duke, Iowa, and North Carolina to just name a few.
Williams departure is not of concern for the program, as Williams figured to be a depth player at most in 2019. Through his first two years on campus, Williams did not see the field for the Yellow Jackets.
With William’s departure, the Yellow Jackets are left with just six scholarship corners for the 2019 season. They currently have two cornerbacks committed in the 2020 recruiting class in three-star Jalen Huff and four-star Miles Brooks.
Williams is the second Yellow Jacket to be on scholarship since Geoff Collins took over the program in December to transfer out. He joins offensive lineman Parker Braun, who will be playing for the Texas Longhorns this upcoming fall.
The good news for the Yellow Jackets is that the transfer does put them closer to the scholarship limit of 85. The Jackets are now at 87 scholarships for the 2020 season, two over the limit. This move along with more to come will certainly help the Jackets with their tight numbers going forward.