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Boston College defensive back Mike Palmer (18) tackles Georgia Tech running back Jahmyr Gibbs (1) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Atlanta. Boston College won 41-30. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech running back Jahmyr Gibbs, who finished third in the nation in all-purpose yards, announced plans on Monday to enter the transfer portal.

The former Dalton High School star made the announcement on his Twitter account.

"After a long and hard process and talks with my family, I have decided to enter the transfer portal," Gibbs wrote, adding "I have loved my time here at Georgia Tech."

Gibbs said he has made "life long friends" with teammates and coaches, including running backs coach Tashard Choice. "Thank y'all for believing in me and showing me nothing but love through the good and bad times."

Gibbs also thanked Georgia Tech fans for their support.

Gibbs made the announcement two days after Georgia Tech completed a 3-9 season with a 45-0 loss to No. 1 Georgia. Gibbs ran for only 1 yard on two carries before suffering an undisclosed injury that prevented him from returning in the second half.

Georgia Tech finished with six consecutive defeats, including back-to-back losses to No. 6 Notre Dame and Georgia by a combined 100-0 margin.

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Georgia Tech's Jahmyr Gibbs (1) is tackled by Notre Dame's Clarence Lewis (6) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Gibbs ran for 746 yards with four touchdowns in 2021, his second season. He added 470 yards receiving and 589 yards on kick returns for 1,805 all-purpose yards. Gibbs rushed for a season-high 132 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown, in a 48-40 loss to Virginia on Oct. 23.

During his senior season at Dalton in 2019, Gibbs led the Peach State with 2,554 rushing yards and scored 40 touchdowns.

Gibbs, who is the highest-ranked recruit in Tech's 2020 signing class, waited until the end of Dalton's season — which extended into the GHSA Class AAAAAA playoffs in early November — before taking official visits to Florida, LSU and Ohio State, then giving Tech his final visit this past weekend. He had 28 scholarship offers, including from Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, South Carolina and Southern California.

Gibbs' decision comes one day after third-year coach Geoff Collins announced the firings of three assistants: offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude, co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Nathan Burton and cornerbacks coach Jeff Popovich.

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