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Georgia Tech DE transfer looking to visit Hogs
Georgia Tech's Jordan Domineck reacts after recovering a fumble in the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Pittsburgh Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Former Georgia Tech defensive end Jordan Domineck is planning to visit Arkansas after receiving an offer Monday.
Academics will play a role in his decision and it appears he likes what he sees at Arkansas.
“They definitely have the program I want,” Domineck said. "I’m trying to go into (physical therapy). Once I’m done with school I want to go to a school that’s the right fit for me with kinesiology and sports medicine undergrad…exercise science undergrad.”
The chance to play in the SEC is also attractive.
“The coaches have made it seem like a real family, a home there,” he said.
Domineck, 6-3, 245 pounds, had 38 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 1 deflected pass while starting 8 games and playing 12 as a junior.
He announced his intent to transfer Feb. 19 and has since added offers from Auburn, Iowa State, Penn State, Central Florida, South Florida and other programs.
As a redshirt sophomore, he recorded a 15.2% pressure rate, according to ESPN. That figure ranked eighth among defensive players at Power 5 schools.
Domineck said he is talking to Arkansas defensive line coach Deke Adams and assistant defensive line coach Keith Jones, and has plans to visit Fayetteville in early March.
“They’re cool people, definitely,” Domineck said. “I love chopping it up with them. Definitely get good insight from them. They told me they love my film. They want to me to come on a visit and I’m working on a date so I can definitely get up there.”
He had 103 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 2 deflected passes in his time at Georgia Tech.
Domineck is uncertain how many visits he might take while deciding on a school.
“I might take five (or) I might take four depending on what happens,” he said. “I could just take one if I feel like I’m at home and do it.”
Domineck was an ESPN 3-star prospect out of Lakeland (Fla.) George Jenkins in 2018. He chose Georgia Tech over Iowa State, Vanderbilt, South Florida, Syracuse, Marshall, UCF and other schools.
He graduated in December with a degree in business and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
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