Georgia Tech redshirt freshman football player Daniel Drummond, a Flowery Branch High graduate, was found in violation of the NCAA eligibility rules and has been declared ineligible for at least the first 10 games of the 2010 season.
A call was put in to Georgia Tech director of media relations Dean Buchan, who was unable to give further detail about the nature of the violation.
Drummond, the Times' 2008 Football Player of the Year, will be allowed to participate in practice, including spring practice which begins Monday afternoon. He is ineligible, however, to participate in games at this time.
In high school, Drummond was a two-way star for the Falcons football program. As a senior, he rushed for 1,103 yards and 13 touchdowns, including a career-high 258 yards in the Class AAA state semifinals against Lagrange. On defense, Drummond recorded 72 tackles and nine sacks.
As a senior, Drummond also captured the state title in the discus and shot put in track and field.