Jalen Camp will have to wait another year before enjoying the spoils of Geoff Collins' offense.
Camp, who graduated from South Forsyth in 2016, had surgery Tuesday, according to Georgia Tech's head coach, ending his senior season four games into the year.
“(He) had surgery this morning. He’s out of it now, and he’ll
be out for the season, just like Kenny Cooper, just like Jahaziel Lee, Brad
Morgan," Collins said Tuesday during his weekly press conference. "But the nice thing about Jahaziel, Kenny and Jalen is they’re going to
have a redshirt year and they’re going to be able to come back.”
Camp had six catches for 125 yards and a touchdown, which is just a handful of yards off his career-high at Georgia Tech, which was set last year when he finished with 11 receptions for 186 yards.
Collins did not disclose what kind of surgery his senior wide receiver had, though he mentioned Camp missed preseason camp and "a lot of the summer conditioning."
“I’ve said since I got here, everything we do in this program is for our football players. And Jalen has a future in this game, so he was going to have to have surgery in one way, shape or form," Collins said. "For him to have the best opportunity I thought it was best – his family, myself, the coaching staff, the training staff – thought it was best to go ahead and have it, actually up in Philadelphia. We just managed his reps, managed him to get him through, and then he went out there and played really, really hard in the game.”
Camp had 47 catches for 819 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior at South Forsyth.