Georgia Tech's Stephen Dolphus prepares to run a play during an NCAA college spring football practice in Atlanta, Monday, March 27, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Photo: David Goldman/AP
Photo: David Goldman/AP

Some movement in Georgia Tech’s wide receiver competition

The race to be in Georgia Tech’s wide receiver rotation has developed some leaders.

Aside from returning starter Brad Stewart and expected starter Jalen Camp, Stephen Dolphus has separated himself from other competitors, coach Paul Johnson said after Wednesday’s practice.

“I would think that those three are probably ahead of the others,” Johnson said.

Tech typically uses a rotation of three to four wide receivers in games. Others in the competition are Jair Hawkins-Anderson, Adonicas Sanders and incoming freshmen Malachi Carter and PeJé Harris.

Last year as a redshirt freshman, Dolphus played in three games without recording any statistics. He is 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds, making him the tallest skill-position player on the roster. Johnson said that he has “a lot of ability.”

Camp said that Dolphus has grown in his understanding of the offense to the point that he has been helping the freshmen learn it.

“So that’s a big step for him,” Camp said. “And, Steve, out there on the field, he’s doing everything 100 percent because he actually knows where he’s going, and that’s helped him a lot.”

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