Georgia Tech's spring closed with rough news this past weekend, as the Yellow Jackets learned B-back C.J. Leggett will be out for the 2015 season following an anterior cruciate ligament tear during Wednesday's practice, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ken Sugiura.
“We’ll miss C.J. He’d been working hard,” head coach Paul Johnson said, according to the paper. “I feel bad for him. But you’ve got to go with a next man up mentality.”
The injury will sideline Leggett, an ESPN four-star running back from the Class of 2014, for the entire 2015 season, which would have been his first year of playing experience for the Jackets after redshirting during the 2014 campaign.
Adding to the B-back woes is the fact that early-enrollee freshman Quade Weimerskirch, an ESPN three-star prospect, could miss some time this fall after suffering a foot injury this spring that requires surgery.
It wasn't all bad news in Atlanta, however, as Stanford fullback Patrick Skov reportedly visited campus this past weekend. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound senior would be immediately eligible to play wherever he ends up this fall. Skov, whose brother Shane was an All-America linebacker with the Cardinal, played in 11 games last season, carrying the ball 12 times for 18 yards with four touchdowns. He added a 16-yard catch at Notre Dame and returned a kickoff 29 yards in the bowl win over Maryland.
Georgia Tech also announced Monday that it will be playing a two-game series against former coach George O'Leary and UCF. The Jackets will play in Orlando, Florida, on Sept. 16, 2017, before the Knights return the favor and visit Atlanta on Sept. 19, 2020.