Georgia Tech hires lead football recruiter

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson plans to add Andy McCollum to his staff as defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator.

The hire is pending approval of the administration.

McCollum has been North Carolina State's linebackers coach the last three seasons. He will replace Giff Smith as recruiting coordinator. Smith has joined former Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey's staff with the NFL Buffalo Bills.

McCollum, a native of Marietta, was an advance scout for the Tennessee Titans in 2006 after seven seasons as Middle Tennessee State's head coach.