(WALB) - Dedrick Mills was regarded as a top back in the ACC entering his sophomore year.
Sadly fans in Atlanta will be left thinking what if.
The Waycross native was dismissed from the Georgia Tech Football team this afternoon.
The Yellow Jackets released him for a violation athletic-department rules.
Mills was on the Maxwell Award watch list for 2017.
He was Georgia Tech's leading rusher as a freshman last year with 771 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Mills put those numbers up despite missing three games.
The departure of mills comes after GT released its second leading rusher Marcus Marshall.
The 2016 third leading rusher, Clinton Lynch, rises as the top option for Paul Johnson now.
Tech opens September 4th against Tennessee at Mercedes Benz Stadium.