Georgia Tech is a program looking for a new athletics director, and a report has emerged that the Yellow Jackets are targeting a top-level administrator in the SEC.

Georgia Tech has targeted Alabama’s J Batt, the Crimson Tide’s executive deputy athletic director, to become Tech’s next athletic director, sources told ESPN. The search is expected to conclude soon after a few final steps, and the hire is expected to be formalized in the upcoming days, Pete Thamel reported. If Batt indeed gets the job, his first order of business will be to find a football coach to replace Geoff Collins, who was fired earlier this season. Batt would replace Todd Stansbury, who was fired amid an overhaul of Georgia Tech’s athletics department.

Batt previously worked at East Carolina and Maryland. He graduated from North Carolina, where he was a soccer player.

“Batt has been at Alabama since 2017 and established himself as one of the country’s top fundraisers. Since former Alabama deputy athletic director Jeff Purinton left for Arkansas State in May, Batt has been the No. 2 in the athletic department with significant roles in both the football and men’s basketball programs. Batt’s title at Alabama is Executive Deputy Director of Athletics, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, which showcases his internal and external capabilities. Batt came to Alabama from East Carolina as one athletic director Greg Byrne’s early hires. He’s been part of Byrne’s executive team since then and has been intimately involved in all aspects of the Alabama athletic department. He’s been the lead administrator for multiple sports, including men’s basketball.”