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Georgia Tech Wide Receivers Suspended

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Georgia Tech's Darren Waller, right, the only healthy receiver with a collegiate catch, is suspended for the season opener for violating unspecified team rules. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images.
Georgia Tech's Darren Waller, right, the only healthy receiver with a collegiate catch, is suspended for the season opener for violating unspecified team rules. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images.

Georgia Tech opens the 2013 college football season Saturday against Elon at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Wide receivers Darren Waller and Travin Henry are suspended for violating team rules, the Yellow Jackets announced Monday. A Georgia Tech team already thin at wide receiver is now reduced for the opener.

While the actual violation was not announced, Darren Waller is the only healthy wide receiver for Georgia Tech with a collegiate catch. Henry is a redshirt freshman, so his impact was expected to be minimal this season even before the suspension. Losing Waller for even one game has a major effect on this football team. Waller is Vad Lee's go-to receiver for 2013. While Georgia Tech is a heavy favorite, Elon is decent for an FCS squad, as credit to their win against FCS No. 10 Georgia Southern last season. The main question is, who will Lee throw the ball to on offense? 

Expect Micheal Summers, last season's redshirt freshman, to start at wideout. Summers has had a great camp during the offseason, appearing terrific in individual drills and team practices. Projected as the starting receiver this season opposite Waller, it's time for Summers to shine in front of a home crowd. Next to Summers on Saturday will be DeAndre Smelter or special teams standout Corey Dennis. Smelter set ESPN on fire a few weeks ago with an unbelievable one-handed catch and has to be the popular option to start the season opener.