Georgia Tech commit wants the starting job

Photo of Tobias Oliver courtesy of 247 Sports.

Photo of Tobias Oliver courtesy of 247 Sports.

With quarterback Justin Thomas finishing his senior season and declaring for the NFL Draft, the Yellow Jackets are in need of a new starting quarterback — soon to be Georgia Tech freshman Tobias Oliver thinks he could be that guy.

Tech’s back-up quarterback in 2016 was redshirt sophomore Matthew Jordan who threw for 34 yards and rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns in his first college start against Virginia Tech on Nov. 12. Jordan started in place of an injured Thomas against the Hokies.

In 2016, Jordan threw for 111 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 243 yards and six touchdowns.

“I feel like he’s going to have to compete,” Oliver said. “I’m not just gonna let them have a job.”

Oliver, a 3-star dual-threat quarterback from Warner Robins, Ga., is listed at No. 119 on 247 Sports’ list of top 2017 recruits in Georgia.

Oliver, 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, committed to Tech on Nov. 27 and went on an official visit to Tech on Friday and Saturday.

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