Georgia Tech got some exciting news today, when fourth-year quarterback Lucas Johnson announced that the NCAA had approved his waiver, granting him a sixth year of eligibility.
Johnson redshirted his first season before serving serving as TaQuon Marshall’s back-up two seasons ago, appearing in nine games and serving as the holder for field goals. There was some smoke on the idea that Johnson could have surpassed Marshall this past season, but unfortunately, he suffered a foot injury that caused him to miss the season. Now, with Marshall graduated and a new offense in place, Johnson is currently the front runner to be the new starting quarterback.
With an added year of eligibility, Johnson now has three full seasons left, and Georgia Tech has some pretty solid quarterback depth for the next few years. Tobias Oliver, James Graham, and Jordan Yates will be backing him up this season, and Plant HS quarterback Tucker Gleason is set to join the team to make the QB room just a little more crowded.