Georgia Tech backup quarterback James Graham has announced his plans to leave the Georgia Tech football program and is entering the transfer portal.
Georgia Tech’s quarterback depth took a hit on Thursday morning when backup quarterback James Graham announced his decision to leave the program and enter the transfer portal.
Graham’s decision comes seven games into the Jackets 2020 season as he’s only appeared in one game this season after appearing in 11 games last season including making eight starts. This season, Graham has served as the Jackets primary backup to true freshman Jeff Sims.
Graham’s long game of the 2020 season came last month against Boston College. In the game, he was 6-for-13 for 85-yards while also rushing for 21-yards on six carries. Last season, Graham completed 87-of-193 (45.1%) of his passes for 1,164-yards, 12 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
A former four-star prospect, Graham committed to the Jackets as part of their 2018 recruiting class. Graham committed tot the Jackets over 19 other scholarship opportunities including Virginia Tech, where he was once committed to.
Graham’s future in football is most likely not at the quarterback position based off what we’ve seen in the past but it wouldn’t be shocking to see him look to try and play the position at another university. During his time on the Flats, Graham also spent time as
a wide receiver.
Now with Graham gone, the Jackets have three scholarship quarterbacks left on the roster. Starting true freshman Jeff Sims, redshirt freshman Jordan Yates, and true freshman Tucker Gleason.
The Yellow Jackets are currently on a third straight “bye” week with their contest against Miami that was scheduled for Saturday postponed till December 19. Last week, their game against Pittsburgh was postponed to December 12.