Sylvester: Tevin Washington will be 'fantastic' as GA

Former Georgia Tech captain Steven Sylvester’s graduate assistant spot has been claimed by Tevin Washington, who likewise followed Sylvester as a Tech captain.

“He has a plan for how he wants to attack things,” Sylvester said last week. “That’s how he’s always been. I told him to sit back and observe and figure out what the coaches want and he’ll be fine. I think he’s going to be fantastic.”

Washington began his tenure as one of the offensive grad assistants following Sylvester’s hire at Jacksonville University as a running backs coach. Washington had been eyeing the job for a while, Sylvester said.

“We’ve talked countless and numerous times about the benefits and experience we have to offer having been here at Tech, especially him being in that offense and run it so well,” Sylvester said.

Washington had been working as a manager at an AT&T retail store in metro Atlanta prior to returning to Tech. He will work with the quarterbacks and B-backs, the same job that Sylvester had held.

“He’ll be able to explain things to the guys (with a perspective) that maybe nobody else looks at because he’s seen it from under center,” Sylvester said.