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Could Vad Lee, True Freshman QB, Start For Georgia Tech?

You've penciled in Tevin Washington as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets starter this season. He filled in for Joshua Nesbitt after the longtime starter was felled in 2010, making him the only truly experienced QB on Tech's roster. Or you're one of those hipster Tech fans who's all about Synjyn Days.

But a challenger appears:

Bohannon on Vad Lee: "He's the first one that I've been around that has progressed this fast in something he hasn't done." #gatechless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Paul Johnson downplays [we almost never get to type those three words in succession!] Lee's status a tad by saying he has "potential," but still says the rook is "light years" ahead of where he was expected to be, as far as his grasp of the offense goes. Praise like that of a freshman quarterback from the average college coach would be something, but from Johnson it's really, really something #analysis #greatanalysis.

Lee was Tech's most-heralded 2011 recruit, and judging by his Twitter has immersed himself in both Tech's playbook and Yellow Jacket lore. It's clear he's in love with Tech, and not just with having a football team to play for.

He's got the tools and is apparently quickly developing the aptitude. If he's not the Game 1 starter, would you be surprised if he took over mid-season?

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.