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Georgia Tech suspends two more for two games

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Violations of Georgia Tech’s student-athlete conduct policy will place two Yellow Jackets on the bench to open the 2014 season. Wide receiver Anthony Autry and A-back Dennis Andrews were each suspended for two games to start the 2014 season according to multiple reports. Georgia Tech opens the 2014 season at home against Wofford and on the road at Tulane.

The specifics for the violations have not been reported, and the school will not go into further detail on the subject, which is a standard protocol for college football programs.

As a freshman last fall, Andrews rushed for 140 yards on 12 carries in 13 games. Autry, a redshirt sophomore, missed the 2013 season due to a knee injury. Autry appeared in eight games as a true freshman in 2012, starting three games before a knee injury sidelined him for the remainder of the year in October. Autry’s brother, Myles Autry, committed to Georgia Tech in the Class of 2014, and the two brothers are expected to be a part of the offense this fall. It seems the brother-combo will have to wait at least a couple of games before having any sort of impact.

Georgia Tech’s depth at the receiver position takes a small hit as a result of these latest suspensions. Earlier this spring, Georgia Tech also suspended receiver Darren Waller for the first two games. Waller is the team’s top returning receiver after recording 367 receiving yards and three touchdowns for Georgia Tech last season.

Georgia Tech to get offensive spark with Myles Autry

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Georgia Tech’s offense may be looking to spice things up a bit. Georgia Tech received the commitment of athlete Myles Autry on National Signing Day. Autry chose Georgia Tech over defending BCS and aCC champion Florida State just moments after his high school teammate Lorenzo Carter announced he will sign with Georgia.

Autry had been recruited for his versatility on a roster. He can play on offense as wide receiver, defense as a defensive back or on special teams. During his press conference and announcement Autry suggested Georgia Tech had been talking to him about giving him a chance to play on offense, which would give him a chance to play and contribute alongside his brother, wide receiver Anthony Autry. The younger Autry is a three-star wide receiver according to Rivals. For Georgia Tech, Autry is the final piece of the puzzle for the Class of 2014.

Autry made an official visit to Georgia Tech in late January and followed that up with an official visit to Florida State. In the end, the chance to play with his brother proved to be too much of a good opportunity. A chance to help give Georgia Tech’s offense some new looks should also be something to look forward to.