Sep 29, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Broderick Snoddy (22) returns a kick against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the first quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech Football: Broderick Snoddy may become more involved in new position

Georgia Tech running back Broderick Snoddy was recruited primarily for his speed. But in his first three seasons on the Flats, Snoddy has seen little action and even less opportunity to demonstrate that breakaway ability.

The reason why? Snoddy has spent those three seasons laboring in the B-back position behind the likes of David Sims and Zach Laskey.

This spring, the redshirt junior has been taking snaps at the A-back slot, and from the looks of it, that is probably where he’ll stay.

According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Ken Sugiura, Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson seems to think that this will be a good fit for Snoddy.

“I think he’s going to be an A-back, that’s where he’s going to play,” Johnson told Sugiura. “He’s hot and cold. He’s had his days. There’s things he does well. He’s getting a lot of reps because those other guys are hurt, so that’s good for him.”

The “other guys” Johnson referred to were A-backs Deon Hill, Synjyn Days and Charles Perkins, who have all spent time out with injuries this spring. It’s going to be interesting to see how quickly Snoddy adapts and if he can pick up where Robert Godhigh left off in 2013.

Moving Snoddy to A-back accomplishes more than just giving the 5-9 speedster more opportunities to shine. It also gives Johnson an experienced pair of legs at the position in 2015 when Hill, Days, Perkins, B.J. Bostic and Tony Zenon all graduate.

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