ATLANTA -- Vad Lee appears to be emerging as Georgia Tech's future at quarterback.
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said Tuesday he'll try to play Lee behind senior starter Tevin Washington on Saturday against Virginia.
Johnson says Lee, a redshirt freshman, is still learning. The coach says he doesn't want to "throw him to the lions."
Lee had a successful debut playing behind Washington in last week's 59-3 win over Presbyterian. He ran for 101 yards, including a 79-yarder, and threw an impressive 82-yard touchdown pass.
Johnson says Synjyn Days, Washington's other backup, is practicing more at running back than at quarterback. That important announcement could open the way for Lee.
Running back Zach Laskey also had a breakout game, running for 116 yards and a touchdown in his first start.