Paul Johnson spoke on the ACC spring football teleconference Thursday. He provided a few insights into the team and the spring. Here ya go:
1. Charles Perkins has moved up to second on the depth chart at B-back behind Preston Lyons. Richard Watson, who had been the No. 2, has moved down. With those three and David Sims, Johnson called B-back probably the deepest position on the roster.
2. Johnson said quarterback Tevin Washington has “a significant edge” over Synjyn Days. Washington has done “a much better job” executing the offense and taking care of the ball.
3. Johnson mentioned a few rising true sophomores or redshirt freshmen for improving this spring: Days, defensive backs Louis Young, Fred Holton and Isaiah Johnson and linebackers Quayshawn Nealy and Jeremiah Attaochu.
“We think they can be really good players,” he said.
4. He said incoming freshman Vad Lee will have a chance to compete at quarterback in the fall. He said the keys will be how quickly he can adjust to the speed of the college game and to the higher level of talent.
“We’re definitely excited about him,” he said.
5. No kickers have stood out. Said Johnson, “That thing is going to go all the way into the fall. … Nobody has stepped up and distinguished himself as moving away from the pack this spring.”