Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets:
Haynes King, QB: Texas A&M transfer Haynes King threw for 1220 yards and seven touchdowns last season for the Aggies. The writing was on the wall; however, with the emergence of five-star Connor Weigman when he (King) got injured. King’s availability in the portal was good fortune for the Jackets.
Jeff Sims, last season’s starting quarterback, is off to Lincoln to compete for a starting job for the Cornhuskers. The job is King’s to lose. Can he stay healthy in Atlanta? He wasn’t able to do so in College Station.
Chase Lane, WR: Lane, another Texas A&M transfer, also has health concerns coming to Georgia Tech. The redshirt junior appeared in 13 games in the last two seasons. With the improved wide receiver room at A&M, Lane lands in Atlanta in search of playing time.
Lane had a breakout season in 2020 with 29 receptions and two touchdowns as a redshirt freshman. Lane, a dynamic player in space, should start at split end (WR-X) if he can stay healthy.
Etinosa Reuben, DL: Reuben’s transfer to Tech also results from a crowded position room. Reuben was a solid prospect out of high school but was behind many blue-chippers at Clemson. Even with Bryan Breese, Myles Murphy, and K.J. Henry leaving for the draft, the room was too crowded for Reuben.
The Missouri native gives the Yellow Jackets a defensive lineman that can play inside or outside effectively based on down, distance, and situation. He has good quickness off of the snap and has the strength to occupy linemen to keep linebackers clean against the run.