An offseason that’s already included transfers and suspensions of key players just got even rockier for Georgia Tech. Redshirt junior Jabari Hunt-Days and true freshman Travis Custis will not be with the team this fall, the school announced Friday.
Hunt-Days, who played linebacker over the last two seasons before converting to defensive end during spring practice, fell short of meeting NCAA eligibility standards. After starting seven games a season ago and 14 contests in the year prior, the Marietta, Ga., native was one of the most experienced players on the Yellow Jackets defense. The loss of Hunt-Days leaves Adam Gotsis as the team’s only returning defensive lineman who started a game in 2013.
If Hunt-Days is able to regain eligibility after this season, he could play one more year in Atlanta.
Although he was originally a signee in Tech’s 2013 class, Custis faced NCAA clearinghouse issues last fall that forced him to wait until January to enroll in school. The 6-0, 207-pound B-back was expected to contribute immediately in Paul Johnson’s backfield but will spend the 2014-15 academic year at Georgia Military College. If Custis chooses to transfer back to Georgia Tech for the 2015 season, he will have three years of eligibility remaining.
According to 247Sports.com, Custis chose the Yellow Jackets over offers from Clemson, Miami, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin and others.