An interesting post script to the three dismissals from the football team last week – defensive end Travin Henry is planning to stay at Georgia Tech to complete his degree, according to senior associate athletic director Ryan Bamford.
Athletes in this position typically leave school to continue their athletic careers, but Henry, dismissed from the team for repeated violations of the athletic association student-athlete code of conduct, has at least temporarily suspended his playing career. He will have to pay his own way to complete his degree work. He is a business administration major.
“I applaud him,” Bamford said. “I hope he’s able to do it.”
Henry was a late addition to the 2012 signing class who didn’t make an impact on the field. Originally a wide receiver, he redshirted the 2012 season then played in two games last season. He was switched to defensive end after the season but did not make a move up the depth chart. It’s conceivable that Henry could graduate and then transfer and play out his remaining eligibility – his last year would be the 2016 season.
The other two players dismissed, wide receiver Anthony Autry and defensive lineman Darius Commissiong, are headed elsewhere. Autry is transferring to Hutchinson (Kansas) Junior College, according to Autry’s younger brother Myles. If that is the case, he will re-join former Tech B-back Travis Custis, who left the school in the spring due to academic issues.