Even with Isaiah Johnson on the sidelines, Georgia Tech solid at safety
Isaiah Johnson is rehabbing to be ready for his final season on the Flats.
Yellow Jackets' first spring scrimmage showed positives on both sides of the ball
Head Coach Paul Johnson sat down to talk with the media for his weekly press conference
A hard-working former walk-on who has climbed up the depth chart at safety... went from a scout team player in 2010 and 2011 to making the depth chart in 2012... saw extensive action early in the `12 season... joined the program in August, 2010 as a walk-on... earned a scholarship prior to the 2012 season... an outstanding student who made the Dean's List... the godson of Dave Archer, the former Atlanta Falcons and Iowa State quarterback, and 790AM on-air personality... elected not to play as a senior to concentrate on his challenging major of chemical and biomolecular engineering.
2013 (junior): Saw action in seven games as a reserve safety and on special teams... recorded nine tackles... recorded a career-high three tackles including a pair of solo stops in Tech's 56-0 shutout of Syracuse (Oct. 19)... registered a pair of solo stops vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23)... saw extensive playing time and recorded three tackles vs. Ole Miss in the Music City Bowl (Dec. 30).
2012 (sophomore): Played in four games -- each of the first four games of the season... finished the season with four tackles and a sack... played significant snaps in the season opener at Virginia Tech (Sept. 3)... recorded two tackles against the Hokies... recorded two tackles and first career sack in the win over Virginia (Sept. 15).
2011 (redshirt freshman): Saw limited action, including several snaps in the season opener.
2010 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Lassiter HS... played football, basketball, baseball and ran track and field at Lassiter... selected all-county as a defensive back in 2009... played in the Cobb County Senior Bowl... led team to regional championship and undefeated regular season in `09... National Honor Society member and graduated in top 10 percent of class.
Personal: Full name is Coray Dean Carlson... parents are Tony and Kathy Carlson... Tony played football at Iowa State... born Aug. 31, 1991 in Atlanta... interested in architecture... made the Dean's List in the fall of 2012... majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering.