The USF game could be a particularly challenging return, as temperatures for the noon kickoff could be in the 90’s.
“I doubt he could go out in the heat in Tampa and play 80 snaps, so we’ll just have to see where he is,” Johnson said. “If he’s ready to play, we’ll see if we can use him. If he’s not ready, we’ll give him some time. We don’t want to rush him.”
Tech’s third game is its ACC opener, at Pittsburgh on Sept. 15.
In his absence, Jahaziel Lee, Andrew Marshall, Scott Morgan and Chet Lagod have taken snaps at center.