Pruitt Familiar with Tech's Thomas

ATHENS - Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas was an Alabama commitment as a DB before switching to the Yellow Jackets.

The Crimson Tide defensive backs coach at the time was Jeremy Pruitt, now Georgia’s defensive coordinator.

Bulldogs outside linebackers Kevin Sherrer remembers coaching against Thomas in Alabama when Sherrer was at Hoover High School and Thomas was quarterback at Prattville High out of a spread offense.

“He had really good speed, I’m going to say low 4.4s,” Sherrer said. “Now watching him, he really runs the offense very good and you can tell they’re able to do a lot more what they want to do with him back there.”

  This and that

Georgia third-year sophomore outside linebacker Leonard Floyd is draft eligible so Saturday could be his final home game along with the 27 players being honored on Senior Day. “I hope not,” Sherrer said. “He’ll probably sit down with coach Richt and figure that out after the season and try to focus on what we’ve got not.” Floyd is listed as the No. 2 outside linebacker prospect by ESPN’s Mel Kiper.

Georgia leads the series 64-37-5 according to UGA, which doesn’t count two Georgia Tech wins in 1943-44 during World War II when the Yellow Jackets used players from a naval officer’s training program on campus.


Dawg Post Top Stories