Former Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt has left school and is in Charlotte, N.C., training for NFL pro day as a running back. Nesbitt, whose season and collegiate career ended early when be broke his forearm against Virginia Tech, said he's not limited and has been fully cleared. He'll see a doctor again in a few weeks.
Nesbitt didn't elaborate on his decision to leave school early, but had he stayed, he could have used Georgia Tech's facilities to train, received free medical treatment on his arm, and gotten full academic support towards earning his degree.
"I felt like I needed to get away and do all that," he said when reached Wednesday afternoon on his cell phone. "I didn't want to be distracted."
Nesbitt said Charlotte was close to his agent, and he's not worried about where he might be chosen in the draft -- or that he might not play quarterback.
"I'm just working on, they listed me as a running back, so I'm trying to get better at running back drills and quarterback," he said. "I just want to play football. I feel like I have a lot to prove just by being the person that I am, just always being in the shadow of everybody."