Johnson mum on GT quarterback situation

Georgia Tech looks to replace QB Justin Thomas in 2017. /(Luke Hetrick, WGXA)

ATLANTA, GA -- It's hard to replace the leadership and production of Justin Thomas.

The departure of Georgia Tech's three-year starting quarterback leaves behind a major void. With plenty of skill returning and experience along the offensive line, the pieces are in place for a breakout season at Bobby Dodd.

Head Coach Paul Johnson has his agenda ready at quarterback, but when will he make it public?

"When we feel like announcing it," Johnson told reporters at his weekly presser on Tuesday. "Our guys know who's going to play. I probably know who's going to play. I might send it out on Twitter in a day or two who knows."

The QB race has been more open than expected. Matthew Jordan seemingly had the lead entering camp but TaQuon Marshall, Jay Jones and Lucas Johnson have all made their case in practice.

With the season opener against Tennessee just five days away, Johnson is in no rush to name a starter.

"We'll get through a couple more practices and it will be one of these four guys," Johnson said. "I promise."

Georgia Tech opens the season Sept. 4 against Tennessee in the Mercedes Benz Stadium.

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