Paul Johnson gives updates on Tech A-backs Qua Searcy, J.J. Green

Georgia Tech A-back Qua Searcy may not quite be all the way back from a season-ending ankle injury, but he has shown encouraging signs to coach Paul Johnson through the first three sessions of spring practice.

“He’s doing well,” Johnson said Wednesday. “I don’t know if he’s 100 percent, but he’s playing every day and practicing. I think Qua’s got a bright future. He was playing well when he got hurt last year.”

Searcy suffered the injury in the third game of the season, the 30-22 loss to Notre Dame. His was among the first of a slew to the A-backs to suffer injuries. With so many players having taken snaps there as a result, the position figures to be among the most competitive in the spring and going into the season. Johnson on multiple occasions has mentioned that first-year freshman A-backs who played last season – namely, TaQuon Marshall and Mikell Lands-Davis – may end up redshirting this season because of the depth at the position.

One player who has been added to the mix is J.J. Green, who sat out last year after transferring from Georgia.

“He brings some experience; he played some when he was at UGA,” Johnson said. “He likes to play the game. He’s got some toughness. Hopefully, he can get in the rotation.”

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