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Georgia Tech Football Preseason: Francis Kallon Is 'Still Green'

Georgia Tech fans have been wondering about Francis Kallon since the Yellow Jackets took a flyer on the London native before he ever played a down of organized football.

The media wants to know if and when he'll see playing time as a freshman this season, but Tech head coach Paul Johnson is reminding everyone that there is an important developmental process to go through. Here's what he had to say about the defensive end earlier this week:

"He's green. He's learning how to play the game, but he's every bit as athletic as we thought. He's big, can run but he's also playing against bigger, stronger, faster guys than in high school, so you can't get by on just being able to be big and run."

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