Despite playing with only three healthy receivers, the Jackets amassed over 500 yards of offense against Virginia. And now the Jackets could be back to a five man rotation for the Demon Deacons.
Star senior pass catcher Kelly Campbell was left behind in Atlanta last week after missing practice time leading up to the Virginia game. And in Coach George O'Leary's program, if you don't practice, you don't play, and you don't travel. "I won't take anyone on the trip who's not in the game plan," he said.
But Campbell is now mostly recovered from an ankle sprain suffered in the North Carolina game, and is practicing this week, though in the yellow jersey players wear when they are not quite back to full speed. That's better, though, than not practicing at all and means the senior will likely play --and travel --this week.
In related news, O'Leary said that true freshman Rahshan Johnson, who moved to receiver after coming to Tech as a highly regarded quarterback from Ohio, could see action as Tech's fifth man in the receiver rotation along with Campbell, Kerry Watkins, Jonathan Smith and Will Glover. Johnson didn't play last week as he was recovering from an achilles strain. O'Leary said he's ready to go now. Rahshan, in case you didn't know, is the son of former Cleveland Browns linebacker Eddie Johnson.