Georgia Tech wrapped up the spring with depth issues at B-back, but with the additions of a new freshman and a graduate transfer, the team now has plenty of bodies at the position.
And the position could get even deeper next week.
Paul Johnson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that B-back Quaide Weimerskirch could return to practice next week. Weimerskirch, a true freshman who enrolled in school in January, underwent surgery in the spring after suffering a foot injury.
“I think he’s going to get turned loose next week,” Paul Johnson told the AJC. “We’ll see.”
Redshirt freshman C.J. Leggett is expected to miss the season after tearing his ACL in April. With Leggett and Weimerskirch injured, Marcus Allen took over the starting role at B-back after entering the spring as a wide receiver. This summer, former Stanford fullback Patrick Skov joined the team, and B-back prospect Marcus Marshall enrolled. Skov and Marshall are now competing to start at the position.
A native of Pace, Florida, Weimerskirch rushed for 1,792 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior in high school.