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Georgia Tech Football Preseason: Rod Sweeting Takes Control Of No. 1 Corner Spot

It's not as if veteran cornerback Rod Sweeting suddenly shot all the way up Georgia Tech's depth chart in the secondary, but the senior from Luella, Ga., is no longer the co-No. 1 corner -- he is the top guy, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ken Sugiura.

Sweeting started all 13 games for the Yellow Jackets last fall and tied for the team lead with three interceptions on the way earning Honorable Mention All-ACC honors. He saw action in 14 games as a true freshman and in 13 contests during his sophomore season, so the 6-foot Sweeting knows his way around the Tech secondary.

Georgia Tech secondary coach Charles Kelly said Sweeting's summer work is paying off thus far in fall camp:

He has been sharp coming out of his backpedal, quick in his breaks and his man coverage ability has improved from spring practice, according to Kelly.

He'll be tested right off the bat, as the Jackets travel to Blacksburg in Week 1 to face quarterback Logan Thomas and the Virginia Tech Hokies.

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