Back in June it was reported that Georgia Tech was a possibility for transferring USC defensive back Lamont Simmons. Nearly a month and a half later, that move has officially come to fruition.
In a brief tweet posted to the football program’s official Twitter account, Tech confirmed that the Jacksonville, Fla., native has joined the Yellow Jackets. In order to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, Simmons will be forced to sit out the 2015 season; beginning in 2016, he will have three years of eligibility remaining.
In addition to Tech, North Carolina and Rutgers were rumored to be potential landing spots.
Simmons was a three-star member of the Trojans’ 2014 recruiting class. He took a redshirt as a true freshman.
The Trojans confirmed in early June that Simmons would be transferring out. While no official reason for the departure was given it’s believed Simmons being buried on the depth chart played a significant role in the decision.