ATLANTA (March 31) – Georgia Tech is at the halfway point of spring practice, and the Yellow Jackets will conduct their second scrimmage of the spring Saturday morning, April 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Rose Bowl Field.
“I’d like to see a lot of intensity,” said Tech head coach George O’Leary after Friday’s practice, the eighth of 15 spring dates.
“I’d like to see if the things we’ve installed can be run at full speed without a lot of thinking. We’ll work with ones against twos and then the threes against each other. I want to see us get in some good contact work but still be crisp in our assignments.”
O’Leary said he will work his four quarterbacks – junior George Godsey (Tampa, Fla.), sophomore Jermaine Crenshaw (Greenville, Ala.), and redshirt freshmen Andy Hall (Cheraw, S.C.) and Brian Camp (Dublin, Ohio) – in the scrimmage but looks for that position to begin to take shape.
“We’ll rotate them in, but Id like to see that separate itself tomorrow,” said O’Leary. “We’ll put them all in situations where they have to make decisions and see what happens.”
As Tech seeks to find its number one quarterback, OLeary noted the play of one of his wide receivers, rising senior Jon Muyres (Stone Mountain, Ga.).
“Jon Muyres is probably having the best spring of the bunch,” said O’Leary, referring to his corps of wide receivers that also includes returning all-Atlantic Coast Conference performer Kelly Campbell (Atlanta, Ga.), sophomores Kerry Watkins (LaPlace, La.) and Will Glover (Tampa, Fla.) and senior Brett Basquin (LaBelle, Fla.). The only newcomer is redshirt freshman Roderick Middleton (Bonneau, S.C.).
“I think Jon is back to his old form and having a really good spring,” continued O’Leary.
“I don’t think some of the others are playing as well as they did last year. They have been too sporadic. The concentration level needs to pick up because we ask a lot of our receivers.”
Even with the loss of Dez White to the NFL draft, Tech returns a total of 118 receptions, 1,783 receiving yards and 19 touchdown catches among its wide receivers. Campbell led the team with 69 catches for 1,105 yards and 10 touchdowns, all school records. Watkins was third on the team with 33 receptions for 476 yards and six scores. Muyres caught nine passes for 105 yards and one touchdown, Glover had four catches for 50 yards and one touchdown, and Basquin added three receptions, 47 yards and one TD.
NOTE: Football scrimmage is closed to the general public but open to those with practice cards.