Georgia Tech quarterback Greg Robinson is in line to start in South Carolina, the school announced Monday.
Robinson is the third QB to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft and the second player in Georgia Tech’s history to play in the opener of a bowl game, joining Josh Freeman (2001).
Robinson was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons and played in the Georgia Dome against Tennessee in January.
“Greg Robinson is the perfect fit for our program,” Georgia Tech coach Mark Richt said.
“He is one of our top players, and we are excited to get him back in a game that will be a great test for him.”
Robinson has been working out in Atlanta since last week.
He’ll join the team on Saturday, when it hosts Georgia Tech at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Falcons have been without their starting quarterback, who was sidelined by a concussion suffered in last month’s game against Vanderbilt.
He underwent surgery on the same day.
Georgia Tech has yet to officially announce a starter, but the team is expected to have a full complement of starting quarterbacks by the end of the week.