A day after the Georgia Tech football program lost to the Pittsburgh Panthers 34-20, dropping to 3-7 on the season, sophomore wide receiver Ahmarean Brown has decided to enter the transfer portal.
Georgia Tech sophomore wideout Ahmarean Brown has appeared to play his final game for the Yellow Jackets, announcing on Twitter on Friday morning that he’s transferring away from The Flats.
Brown has just 11 receptions for 183-yards and a touchdown this season, all in all, a disappointing second year for the Tampa, Florida native. Brown as a true freshman in 2019 was dynamite for the Jackets offense, bringing in 21 receptions for 396-yards and seven touchdowns. He tied Calvin Johnson’s Georgia Tech freshman receiving record for touchdowns in a season.
Brown has seen his share of targets go down this season as the Jackets have a deeper and stronger receiving core than they did a year ago. Last year, Brown was by far the Jackets’ best receiver and top target in the passing game. Brown also hasn’t appeared in a game for the Yellow Jackets since their loss to Boston College at the end of October. When he had his best game of the season, four receptions for 75-yards and a touchdown.
The loss of Brown will be one that is felt by the Jackets going forward, Brown was arguably the best playmaker in the passing game for the Jackets and had a skill set that you just can’t teach. He’s the type of player that can take a top off the defense, track down almost any ball, and then run the rest of the way for a touchdown. Last season, he averaged 18.9 yards reception, this year despite the fewer amount of passes going his way, he’s still averaged a strong 16.6 yards per reception.
Brown will likely be a well sought-after transfer and quick a look at his recent Twitter followers proves just that. That being said, if Tech fans can take any solace in his decision, Tech beat writer Kelly Quinlan from Jackets Online reports that the decision appears to be more due to family-related reasons than football or academics.
Yellow Jacked Up wishes Ahmaraen all the best going forward in his collegiate career and beyond.