The former 2018 three-star recruit transfers out of the program after spending two years with the Yellow Jackets.
Georgia Tech’s running back room will have one less face in it, the next time the Jackets are together. On Monday, it was reported that former three-star recruit Christian Malloy will be leaving the program. The Rivals network site Jacketsonline.com was the first to report to the decision.
Out of Lilburn, Georgia, Malloy saw playing time sparingly over his first two years on campus. After redshirting his true freshman season in 2018 after playing in one game for the Jackets. This past season, Malloy would get just seven carries across two games while appearing in four total. For the season, he finished with seven carries for 32-yards, an average of 4.6-yards per carry.
Recruited by Paul Johnson and his staff, Malloy was the No.130 running back in the nation according to 247Sports’s composite rankings for the 2018 recruiting class. He originally committed to the Yellow Jackets over offers from a majority of Group of 5 programs though Northwestern and Purdue also offered the Georgia native.
Malloy’s departure isn’t one that should hurt the Jackets outside the idea of losing a depth piece. The Jackets in 2020 return one of their deepest running back rooms in quite a while and that includes incoming freshman and top-100 recruit Jahmyr Gibbs. Add in the likes of Jordan Mason, the presumable starter and Jamious Griffin, and the Jackets show all the makings of a highly talented and deep running back stable. With that, Malloy finding a spot in the rotation would’ve been tough to say the least.
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Malloy’s departure will give him the chance to find new footing in a program where he could be a lead back or a bigger piece of the rotation. A Group of Five program or even the FCS is the likely destination for Malloy.
Yellow Jacked Up wishes Malloy all the best in the remainder of his college football career and his future endeavors.