ATLANTA (August 17) — Sophomore George Godsey will be Georgia Tech’s backup quarterback behind Heisman Trophy candidate Joe Hamilton, head coach George O’Leary announced.
“I named the second quarterback based on experience,” said O’Leary, who celebrated his 53rd birthday Tuesday. “I think Godsey has had a good preseason, but every day you are being evaluated.”
Other than Hamilton, Godsey is the only Tech quarterback with game experience. The 6-2, 209-pounder from Tampa, Fla., saw action in six games behind Hamilton last fall and completed eight of 19 passes for 89 yards.
O’Leary will select one of two true freshman as the number three quarterback in Brian Camp (Dublin, Ohio) and Andy Hall (Cheraw, S.C.), either of whom could also push Godsey for the number two slot.
“I’m hoping the threes will continue to get better and compete,” said O’Leary. “They’re still in the learning process. Both have all the skills to be good quarterbacks; it’s a matter of learning. They have to understand coverages and fronts, and a lot of that is new.
“Obviously Camp is a little bit ahead because he was here in the spring, but they’re both competing. They both have the arm strength, which is the number one prerequisite for a quarterback.”
Camp, 6-0, 216, was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Ohio last fall He enrolled in school last March and participated in spring drills with the Rambling Wreck. Hall, 6-2, 190, was rated the No. 9 prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep.
True freshman receiver Will Glover (Tampa, Ga.), a former teammate of Godsey’s at Tampa Jesuit High, continues to impress.
“He’s one that we’re looking at to possibly help us this fall,” said O’Leary. “He just has to continue to learn and understand the consistency and detail needed at this level.”