Georgia Tech redshirt sophomore Daniel Drummond’s transition from running back to linebacker began in the spring, and this is not the first big change he has made in football. After playing for three years at West Hall High, he transferred to Flowery Branch for his senior year.
Drummond helped lead the Falcons to the state Class AAA championship game in 2008 along with fellow Yellow Jackets player Izaan Cross and current South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw, among others.
While Drummond said he’ll never forget Flowery Branch’s run to the title game – with four upset victories on the road – his favorite moment from high school came playing against his former team.
“They are rival schools, and I caught a lot of [grief] that week,” he said. “Then we played them at West Hall, and I had like 248 rushing yards on six carries and three touchdowns. It was a great memory.
“We made a crazy run through the playoffs. Those are great memories. That state championship game, I don’t feel like [Cairo] was a better team than us, but I guess they were on that day and that’s all that matters. I definitely miss offense. There’s nothing better than taking a handoff and getting through the defense and seeing nothing but green grass in front of you, but it’s not my natural position.”