Tech light at linebacker for spring game

Georgia Tech will have its spring game Friday night, but the Yellow Jackets will be thin at some spots, particularly linebacker.

Tech will play the scrimmage with just six available linebackers, including two walk-ons. Among those who will sit out the spring game with injuries are P.J. Davis, Tyler Marcordes and Beau Hankins.

The able six: Chase Alford, Anthony Harrell, Tre Jackson, Terrell Lewis, Domonique Noble and Rusty Scott. Alford and Scott are walk-ons, Noble moved in the spring from defensive back and Jackson is a redshirt freshman.

“We’ll be alright,” linebackers coach Andy McCollum said.

McCollum praised the work of Alford, a junior from Heritage High in Conyers.

“Chase has had a great spring,” McCollum said. “He’s gotten better and he’ll be in competition next year, no doubt.”

Perhaps not surprisingly, coach Paul Johnson said his goal is to get through the scrimmage unscathed.

“Basically, I cringe, hoping everybody stays healthy,” Johnson said. “That’s all I care about.”

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