Former AJC Super 11 OL may transfer from Auburn to Georgia Tech, per reports

Thomas O'Reilly

Thomas O'Reilly

Former AJC Super 11 offensive lineman Thomas O’Reilly has decided to transfer from Auburn and he could end up at Georgia Tech, according to multiple media outlets.

O’Reilly could not be reached for comment by the AJC.

If the former Pope High School standout decided to transfer to Georgia Tech, he would likely play offensive guard. He had around 15 offers, including Georgia Tech, out of high school before settling on Auburn,

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound did not play at Auburn as a freshman this past season because of an injury. He will have to sit out next season, per NCAA transfer rules, and have three years of eligibility.

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112 comments Add your comment

PR

May 8th, 2012
11:36 am

Seems like it would be a nice addition for GT and a real loss fo Auburn. Although I haven’t really seen AU’s depth chart, and I’m sure that has something to do with this.

PR

May 8th, 2012
11:37 am

p.s. GO DAWGS

HighTech

May 8th, 2012
11:46 am

Welcome home, Thomas O’Reilly.

DawginLex

May 8th, 2012
11:48 am

Did the check bounce?

I’m sorry, couldn’t resist……………………..

Geori

May 8th, 2012
11:50 am

@DawginLex LOL!!!

Ken

May 8th, 2012
11:54 am

While I would love to see him at Tech, I wish him the best wherever he ends up.

George Stein

May 8th, 2012
11:58 am

This is a blog, Ken! No maturity allowed!

Not bad, Lex.

glsjunior

May 8th, 2012
11:58 am

Go to GSU where you can play in a pro style offense and not cut block every down.

Moobs Johnson

May 8th, 2012
12:01 pm

Can’t wait until I get my hands on a SEC washout.

RentATrent

May 8th, 2012
12:09 pm

Nice post junior. Good luck with Auburn’s third string.

Crimson Crush

May 8th, 2012
12:16 pm

If he was third string as a RS freshmen then AU is in for a world of hurt down the road :-)

DawginSewer

May 8th, 2012
12:19 pm

Wes wantss hims butses hes rads and writes. Choaks cants stands playeers whos rads. Sayes ises hardsers toos puts thems in thesess sereers underse Sanfrods Stadiumses.

RUffs, Ruffs

The elf

May 8th, 2012
12:22 pm

George Stein, go back to new york

Delbert D.

May 8th, 2012
12:24 pm

That’s an extra year to get healthy and work on S&C, technique and academics. If he stayed at Auburn, he’d have only 2 years to do that.

GT Anchorage

May 8th, 2012
12:24 pm

From pictures, he looks more like 330. Will have to shed some weight to play for CPJ. If he has some speed, he could be a huge asset though. We need all the depth we can get with our injury prone line.

George Stein

May 8th, 2012
12:49 pm

Uh, I have never lived in New York, The elf. But whatever.

Go to GSU where you can play in a pro style offense and not cut block every down.

And live 15 miles from campus.

Pope Alumn

May 8th, 2012
12:50 pm

We’d love to see you back in Atlanta! You’ll certainly have a following of Pope grads cheering for you on the Flats!

Go Jackets!!

slydog

May 8th, 2012
12:55 pm

@Delbert D.

If he stayed at Auburn, he would still have 3 years left. He is a true freshman and/or rising sophomore, not a RS freshman with 2 years of experience. Anyway, any subtraction from any team in Alabama and an addition to any team here at home is a win win, IMHO.

Big Crimson 75

May 8th, 2012
12:56 pm

It rarely works out for these guys.
The grass usually isn’t greener on the other side, unless you’re in Athens!!
Good Luck to the guy anyway.
It’s not like He’s saying goodbye to anything much anyway.

RTR22

May 8th, 2012
1:04 pm

Somehow this must be Sabans fault, but MC has written an article w/o mentioning CNS…that is news

jif

May 8th, 2012
1:10 pm

Another bigtime recruit from the same class….a dlineman….also wants to xfer back home to GT, but his current HC won’t allow it.

south georgia jacket

May 8th, 2012
1:29 pm

It’s a done deal!

TX Jacket

May 8th, 2012
1:34 pm

Well done DawginLex!
I would love to have GT get another big lineman. Hope he gets a great education where ever he lands.

Auburn Fan

May 8th, 2012
1:59 pm

The Auburn fans welcomed him big time during recruiting. He looks to be a good one and we wish him well. I don’t want to sound like a know it all here or put down GT in any way, but this really is about depth. You guys will see. Auburn is moving to the pro-style offense and has recruited some massive o-lineman and d-lineman the past two years. This guy had no shot at Auburn. He has all the size in the world but his technique is off. Auburn will be right back in the mix for a national title with what we have up front next year (not this year). 2013 and 2014 Auburn will be scary.

Ramblin Man

May 8th, 2012
2:00 pm

Anybody know what the injury is/was? Will be a nice addition to the o-line if healthy and could help with recruiting. jif if you are refering to who I think you are refering to I have heard similar news in that he wanted to come back home due to homesickness but nothing about the coach not allowing it.

Macon Jacket

May 8th, 2012
2:06 pm

No playing time at Auburn I’m guessing is the reason for the transfer.

You see, solid football programs that recruit well have what’s called a “depth chart”— where usually accomplished upperclassmen get most of the playing time.

This is a concept that we as Georgia Tech football fans under Paul Johnson are unaccustomed to.

FL Jacket

May 8th, 2012
2:22 pm

“This is a concept that we as Georgia Tech football fans under Paul Johnson are unaccustomed to.”

Macon Jacket…you usually say informed, intelligent things…what happened?

George Stein

May 8th, 2012
2:29 pm

That was helpful, Macon Jacket. Thanks for explaining.

DawginLex

May 8th, 2012
2:32 pm

DawginSewer

I hope to God you didn’t stay up late thinking up that post.

he will be right at home

May 8th, 2012
2:32 pm

UGA owns Aubrun lately, over the last 8, 9 years and UGA usually stomps GT and has won 10 out of 11. This young man will feel right at home. Chop blocking is an easy technique to grasp ……………problem is by the time he is playing, CPJ will be gone; because CPJ IS ON the 2012 AND 2013 Coaches HOT SEAT !!!

FL Jacket

May 8th, 2012
2:38 pm

“CPJ will be gone; because CPJ IS ON the 2012 AND 2013 Coaches HOT SEAT !!!”

Wow…both years?? Who knew?

kingdaddy

May 8th, 2012
2:46 pm

Lex
You know they have a cash only policy…

Burdell

May 8th, 2012
2:47 pm

Yeah…CPJ’s seat is so hot that he has been listed as the #2 head coach in the ACC (behind Beamer) by several publications…not to mention the best winning percentage since Dodd.

Coach Hewitt...

May 8th, 2012
2:47 pm

kingdaddy

May 8th, 2012
2:49 pm

Burdell
Doesn’t say much for the ACC, does it???

Big Macon Dawg

May 8th, 2012
2:52 pm

Better get used to crappy Saturdays following Thanksgivig turkey, Thomas!

truthhurts

May 8th, 2012
2:56 pm

Wish the young man all the best. Sorry to see him leave Auburn but look forward to following his progress at Ga Tech.

George Stein

May 8th, 2012
2:59 pm

Why are you posting pictures of Chipper Jones, Coach Hewitt?

FL Jacket

May 8th, 2012
3:00 pm

“Doesn’t say much for the ACC, does it???”

Highly insightful and informative opinion!

KJ

May 8th, 2012
3:00 pm

“I hope to God you didn’t stay up late thinking up that post.”

It probably took him all week. I don’t have the heart to tell him it’s about as funny as Carlos Mencia.

Athens Dawg '98

May 8th, 2012
3:00 pm

@ Big Macon

LOL… And getting knocked on your arse’ and a dirty back side!

The Truth

May 8th, 2012
3:14 pm

Translation, “the SEC is way to physical and tough. I will now go to the ACC where I only get beat by UGA once a year. The rest of the time I face ACC and small school teams. Life is good in the hood”.

GTBob

May 8th, 2012
3:24 pm

CPJ IS ON the 2012 AND 2013 Coaches HOT SEAT !!!

If he is on the hot seat for 2012 then why would he be the coach in 2013? Usually if you are on the hot seat you either do well enough to get off of it or you get fired, right?

FL Jacket

May 8th, 2012
3:33 pm

“Translation, “the SEC is way to physical and tough. I will now go to the ACC where I only get beat by UGA once a year. The rest of the time I face ACC and small school teams. Life is good in the hood”.”

Translation to translation…

“I’m an SEC fan…probably a Georgia fan. My school has done nothing to contribute to the recent accomplishments and dominance of the SEC. But we sure can puff our chests like we did! We love giving Tech crap because beating them 10/11 is a sure sign that we’re a vastly superior program. Us losing to Florida 19 our of the past 23 games? That’s diferent…we’re not all that worse then Florida.

We idolize our recruits…until they choose to leave. They only leave because they suck, they are pansies, or they could never surpass the 8 guys recruited in the year after them. We can usually make these 4-5 year judgments in 1-2 year…because hey…we’re the SEC!”

Jeff Foxworthy

May 8th, 2012
3:40 pm

If you chant “SEC!” even while getting stomped on national TV…

…you might be a dog fan.

Jeff Foxworthy

May 8th, 2012
3:42 pm

If you claim anyone who ever beats you to be “cheaters”…

…you might be a dog fan.

Jeff Foxworthy

May 8th, 2012
3:44 pm

If you cite BCS rankings as “proof” of your conference’s dominance, but then ignore them when they show another conference to be better…

…you might be a dog fan.

Jeff Foxworthy

May 8th, 2012
3:51 pm

If your college team sucks and you only live through the team you hate, you might be a Georgia Tech fan. If you are going to the library and you get mugged, you might be at Georgia Tech. If you think are watching a high school game and your team is running the ball on every play, you might be watching a Georgia Tech game.

Gee, this is fun. Now your turn.

The Truth

May 8th, 2012
3:54 pm

Ah, Fl Jacket, did it get its little fellings hurt? Your team is a joke face it. The very team you hate beats your Johnson’s almost every year. It is to the point that you tech fans would sell your first born for a win against UGA. What a joke.

George Stein

May 8th, 2012
3:55 pm

If you got rich making lazy and unfunny jokes, you might be Jeff Foxworthy.