Edge rusher Jared Ivey enters portal; things continue to unravel for Geoff Collins at Georgia Tech

It’s not the best of times for Georgia Tech football and Geoff Collins, currently. On Friday, Jared Ivey, a talented edge rusher, announced that he would leave the program.

Over the last two seasons, the 6-foot-6 Ivey appeared in 20 games. During the 2021 season, Ivey recorded 6.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

Ivey is a gifted defender. With his name in the portal, you can guarantee that he’ll received plenty of interest from other Power Five programs.

Ivey was a big commitment for Georgia Tech’s 2020 recruiting: a local, 4-star prospect from Suwanee. He picked Georgia Tech over offers from Colorado and Nebraska, although made offers, too. Several ACC programs offered Ivey, too: Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, Miami and Notre Dame.

Running back Jahmyr Gibbs was the headliner of that class. Gibbs and Ivey were two of the four 4-stars that Collins signed, along with quarterback Jeff Sims.

Earlier this offseason, Gibbs — the team’s top offensive talent — left the program. Gibbs will head to Alabama, now. Two weeks later, running backs coach Tashard Choice, the team’s top recruiter, also exited Georgia Tech.

Over the course of his three seasons with GT, Collins has compiled a record of 9-25. The Yellow Jackets won a total of seven ACC games in this stretch.


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