Georgia Tech’s Kelton Dawson reverses course, withdraws from transfer portal


Georgia Tech football is the latest beneficiary of the rare, but not unheard of, portal reversal.

In early June, it was reported that Kelton Dawson had taken the first step in leaving the Georgia Tech football team by entering the NCAA transfer database.  The defensive lineman subsequently confirmed it on his personal Twitter account.

Below, though, is a portion of the disclaimer we always in every portal post:

As we’ve stated myriad times in the past, a player can remove his name from the portal and remain at the same school.

And now we see the method as to our redundant madness.  According to, Dawson has removed his name from the NCAA transfer database.  Interestingly, the pinned tweet on Dawson’s Twitter account remains the one in which he announced his decision to move on from the Georgia Tech football team.  At last, as of this posting it does.

Dawson was a three-star member of the Class of 2017 for the Yellow Jackets.

The lineman took a redshirt as a true freshman.  Dawson then appeared in one game in 2018, recording his first career tackle.  A season ago, he started seven of 11 games in which he played.  In that action, he was credited with 26 tackles, three tackles for loss and a forced fumble.