Former Dalton High School and Georgia Tech running back Jahmyr Gibbs announced Tuesday afternoon that he would be continuing his college career at Alabama.
Gibbs, who ranks third nationally in all-purpose yards with 150.4 per game, posted a video on Twitter that included the "RTR" abbreviation for "Roll Tide Roll." The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder will have three seasons of eligibility with Nick Saban's Crimson Tide, who have been led in rushing this season by fifth-year senior Brian Robinson Jr. and have battled multiple injuries at that position.
This marks Alabama's third significant addition through the NCAA transfer portal, joining two prominent members of this season's Southeastern Conference championship team - former Ohio State receiver Jameson Williams and former Tennessee insider linebacker Henry To'o To'o.
Gibbs was a top-100 national prospect in the 2020 signing class and among the top-five signees in Georgia Tech history based on the 247Sports.com rating system. He was Georgia's AAAAAA Offensive Player of the Year after his senior season with the Catamounts and had a 420-yard, eight-touchdown rushing performance in only three quarters during a 62-10 thrashing of Ringgold.
After amassing 968 all-purpose yards in only seven games as a Georgia Tech freshman, Gibbs racked up 1,805 yards this season. He tallied 746 rushing yards, 470 receiving yards and 589 yards on kickoff returns in 12 contests, averaging 8.9 yards per touch.
- David Paschall