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Northwestern lands grad transfer offensive lineman Trey Klock from Georgia Tech

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The Pennsylvania native has two years of eligibility remaining.

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Former Georgia Tech offensive lineman Trey Klock is joining Northwestern football as a graduate transfer, he announced on Twitter this afternoon.

Klock announced his decision to transfer and pursue his MBA elsewhere back in mid-January. He cited general unhappiness and wanting to be closer to his family in Hummelstown, PA, which makes it somewhat surprising that Klock chose Northwestern over the much closer Temple University.

A former three-star tight end recruit, Klock, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 285 pounds, made five starts for the Yellow Jackets as a redshirt sophomore in 2016. His season was hampered by injury problems. Overall, he appeared in 22 games during his time in Paul Johnson’s triple-option offense.

Klock joins former Oregon wide receiver Jalen Brown as grad transfers to join the Northwestern program this offseason. Like Brown, Klock will have two years of eligibility remaining.

This could be a helpful pick-up for Pat Fitzgerald. Klock played tackle at Georgia Tech and will likely compete to take over for Eric Olson at right tackle. Regardless, he brings size and Power-5 experience to a unit in need of depth.