The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have been fairly visible in the transfer game since the news of Robert Carter’s exile broke, and in addition to former Ole Miss center DeMarco Cox, Brian Gregory’s pursuit of new talent has taken another interesting turn. Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports that former Alabama forward Nick Jacobs is considering Georgia Tech for his next destination.
Alabama transfer Nick Jacobs told ESPN he plans to choose from Miami and Georgia Tech. Will sit this season.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 4, 2014
Unlike Cox, who will be eligible to play immediately for the Yellow Jackets, and Charles Mitchell (who would be attempting to receive immediate eligibility), the 6-foot-8 Jacobs would be forced to sit out the 2014-2015 season if he transferred to Atlanta. Still, Jacobs has Atlanta ties as a graduate of South Atlanta High School, and the versatile forward has been a solid player during his time with the Crimson Tide.
As a junior, Nick Jacobs averaged 8.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in just 20 minutes of game action, and his talents would certainly be in high demand for Brian Gregory’s club. It will be interesting to see if Georgia Tech can land him, but if Miami is indeed the only other suitor, Jacobs would seem to be a highly approachable target.