Tech tinkered with an up-tempo attack in Friday's spring game
Vad Lee ran for two touchdowns and added a long scoring pass.
At 3-3 overall, the Yellow Jackets' backs are against the wall.
Jackets looking to get offense back on track against No. 14 Miami
The game kicks off at 12 p.m. on ESPN
Robert Godhigh piled up 229 yards of total offense and scored two touchdowns in 55-31 defeat.
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A leading candidate to take over as the starting quarterback after serving as the top back-up last season... may be the quickest quarterback in college football... runs the option well and is an underrated passer with surprising arm strength... gives the Yellow Jackets a big-play threat under center.
2013 (redshirt freshman): Played in 10 games as a back-up to starter Vad Lee... rushed 33 times for 234 yards (7.1 ypa) and two touchdowns... completed 9-of-17 passes (.529) for 131 yards and one touchdown... had five rushing attempts for 53 yards and one touchdown in his first collegiate game, vs. Elon (Aug. 31)... completed all four of his passing attempts for 30 yards and one touchdown at BYU (Oct. 12)... carried 10 times for 95 yards and a touchdown vs. Syracuse (Oct. 19)... rushed three times for 23 yards and completed 2-of-3 passes for 27 yards at Clemson (Nov. 14).
2012 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Prattville HS... played for head coach Jamey DuBose... ranked as a four-star prospect and the No. 19 all-purpose athlete in the country by Rivals... led Prattville to the Class 6A state championship in 2011... was named the MVP of the state championship game... completed 66 percent of his passes this season for 1,652 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 896 yards and seven TDs... ranked second in the state in total offense and fourth in passing... won the Alabama state 4A-6A championship in the 100-meters with a time of 10.79 second... also played basketball and baseball at Prattville... won basketball regional titles in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Full name is Justin Micheal Bryant Thomas... born March 15, 1994 in Montgomery, Ala... son of Milton and Tanya Thomas... has three siblings - Blake, Paige and Krissy... his cousin Quentin Riggins played linebacker at Auburn (1986-89)... lists winning the 6A state football title, and three world series titles in travel baseball as his most memorable athletic achievements... a business administration major.