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ESPN's Edward Aschoff ranked Georgia's backfield of sophomore QB Jacob Eason, senior RB Nick Chubb and senior RB Sony Michel as the second best in the SEC.

Aschoff slots Alabama as having the best SEC backfield, following them up with Georgia, Auburn, Missouri and Arkansas to round out his five best in the clubhouse. Chubb and Michel most definitely make for one of the best 1-2 running back punches in the conference, but if we are to quibble with Aschoff, we might slot Auburn (QB Jarrett Stidham, RBs Kerryon Johnson and Kamryn Pettway) over the Bulldogs. Johnson and Pettway rushed for 2,119 yards and 18 touchdowns last season, compared to the combined 1,970 yards and 12 touchdowns put up by Chubb/Michel. We think Stidham could potentially supercharge that offense.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 20 - 7:24 PM

SEC Country's Oliver Connolly writes that Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason possesses the most arm talent of any quarterback in the conference.

"It’s not only power, Eason has an understanding of how to switch up the trajectory and velocity of throws to different spots on the field. He may be able to rip it as well as anyone in the country, but he doesn’t need to on every play. And he knows that," Connolly writes. There is no denying Eason's talent, but he has been receiving fire this offseason in regards to his passion, with one opposing coach telling Athlon Sports, "I really don't know how much he likes football." Setting aside whether or not he loves the sport to an arbitrary degree, Eason showed plenty of flashes last season while throwing for 2,430 yards with a 16/8 TD/INT ratio.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 15 - 7:16 PM

SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah writes that "2017 is the year [Georgia junior DT Trenton Thompson] makes the leap to superstar."

An uneventful summer would be helpful for Thompson -- he has been rehabbing from what was deemed as a "significant" health issue this offseason after undergoing shoulder surgery. This past season, the junior lineman registered 56 tackles (9.5 for loss), five sacks and a pair of passes defended. His status should probably be monitored heading into August camp, but as of now, Thompson is expected to enter as a healthy participant.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 10 - 12:26 PM

Georgia shifted sophomore CB Mecole Hardman Jr. to receiver.

Hardman caught three passes for 62 yards during the spring game. The 5-foot-11, 176-pounder could always move back to corner if the coaches need him to. Hardman, a member of Georgia's track team, can also return kicks.
Source: ESPN
Jun 8 - 2:35 PM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Seth Emerson believes that a redshirt could be in play for Georgia freshman QB Jake Fromm now that Brice Ramsey has decided to return to the program.

A redshirt is not a given, here, but Emerson writes that Fromm " would have to be really, really good to be a better backup option than Ramsey early this year. And Fromm may be really, really good eventually. But is he already?" There has been a low-grade bubble of rumor that five-star true frosh Fromm could push incumbent starter Jacob Eason for starting honors in August camp, but Emerson essentially dismisses this notion, noting that "there continues to be little evidence leading in any other direction" than Eason starting.
Source: Dawg Nation
Jun 6 - 8:29 PM

Georgia received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 G Warren Ericson.

"I'll just keep it simple man. There is no other place I'd rather be. The combination of SEC football, academics, and campus life at Georgia cannot be beat," Ericson said. The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder ranks as Rivals' No. 247 overall prospect in the 2018 cycle. Scout.com refers to him as a "great drive blocker" and notes that he "locks on to his man and drives him off the ball, and many times straight to the ground." They offer up an almost identical ranking to that of Rivals, slotting him in at No. 249 on their master list.
Source: Rivals
Jun 4 - 1:04 PM

An opposing coach told Athlon Sports that Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason is "a pretty average quarterback."

"I really don’t know how much he likes football. It’s hard to dispute his talent, and he can make every throw. But when you watch him, he’s not consistent at all," the coach said while speaking to Athlon for their 2017 preview magazine. "He’s a physically gifted as anybody around, but he doesn’t scare you." This past season, the former five-star gunslinger passed for 2,430 yards (55.1% completions) while posting a 16/8 TD/INT ratio. If anybody is to supplant him in August camp, it would be incoming five-star freshman Jacob Fromm, though SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah does not see that happening. He wrote in early May that replacing Eason at this juncture would be a "dramatic overreaction."
Jun 3 - 1:33 PM

Georgia HC Kirby Smart would not confirm that sophomore RB Elijah Holyfield or sophomore WR Riley Ridley will be suspended for a game due to their offseason arrests for marijuana possession.

"We are internally disciplining them so it will come out in due time. Those guys are both being disciplined internally," Smart said. Georgia's policy for student-athletes hit with arrests such as these is a one-game suspension. Should that play out, both Holyfield and Ridley would sit in the Bulldogs' season-opener against Appalachian State on September 2.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 2 - 7:16 PM

Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason called sophomore TE Isaac Nauta an "obvious" breakout candidate.

Nauta, a five-star recruit for the 2016 cycle, performed admirably as a true freshman last season, finishing the year with 29 catches for 361 yards and three touchdowns. As for what he might do for an encore, 247Sports' Jake Rowe believes that the 6-foot-4, 237-pounder "seems primed to become Jacob Eason’s go-to target in the passing game." Georgia is absolutely stocked at tight end even beyond Nauta, with Jeb Blazevich, Charlie Woerner and Jackson Harris all padding out what is one of the Bulldogs' clear positions of strength.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 1 - 5:53 PM

The mother of Georgia redshirt senior QB/P Brice Ramsey confirmed that her son won't transfer.

"Brice has committed to finishing out his time at the University of Georgia," Yolanda Ramsey said. "After visiting and talking with other schools, he could not get past the part of where he is heart was and that is at UGA at the end of the day." Ramsey is the third-best quarterback on the roster behind Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm, but that doesn't mean he isn't valuable as a signal-caller. Georgia doesn't have any other scholarship quarterbacks, and Ramsey gives Kirby Smart the option of using him as a mop-up guy behind Eason in order to redshirt Fromm. Beyond that, Ramsey is the Bulldogs' starting punter.
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 1 - 3:09 PM

Georgia HC Kirby Smart has "actively been recruiting" redshirt senior QB/P Brice Ramsey to stay in Athens.

"I’ve actively been recruiting Brice, trying to recruit Brice," Smart said. "As it stands right now, he’s still looking around but we should have some more clarity on that in the next couple of weeks." Smart announced two months ago that Ramsey would transfer from Georgia as a graduate. He's stuck behind sophomore Jacob Eason on the depth chart, and probably would be the underdog to win backup duties over heralded freshman Jake Fromm. So why does Smart want him to stay so badly? Because those are the only three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. Ramsey also functioned as Georgia's punter in 2016, averaging 34.7 yards on 20 punts.
May 31 - 2:51 PM

Georgia freshman T Isaiah Wilson said that he is "the biggest I've ever been."

Wilson would not say his exact weight, but given that he was listed at 6-foot-7, 350 pounds in the team's spring game media guide, a weight increase is saying something. He indicated that "the tummy is barely there and I’m looking great," but it is always something to keep an eye on when players start to creep over 350 pounds. Wilson will be working at right tackle in August camp and will be trying to shimmy his big self into the mix with Dyshon Sims and Ben Cleveland, who were listed as the top two right tackles on the post-spring depth chart.
May 28 - 2:39 PM

SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah writes that Georgia junior T D'Marcus Hayes "seems a lock to start."

"Hayes’ readiness will be critical to whether Georgia takes a step towards competing for the SEC East," notes Jeyarajah, who believes that Georgia's line is still transitioning over to Kirby Smart's power-run schemes on the offensive line. Hayes, 6-foot-5, 325 pounds, was the No. 11 JUCO prospect by ESPN metrics during the 2017 cycle.
Source: SEC Country
May 22 - 12:27 PM

Georgia HC Kirby Smart referred to redshirt sophomore DE Justin Young as "kind of a specialist guy."

"He’s a pass-rush specialist. He’s not super big and he knows that. He has a knack for running [stunts and slants] inside and pass rushing," Smart said. "We’re excited about the effort and toughness he’s brought to us so he’ll have a role." This past season, the 6-foot-4, 279-pounder (not that big, Coach Smart?) played in nine games while recording six tackles. SEC Country's Oliver Connolly sees Young as a potential breakout player for the coming season, writing that while the redshirt sophomore "lacks the in-line strength and technique required to be a down-in and down-out player," he possesses "the athleticism to catch blockers off guard and close to the quarterback in a flash."
Source: SEC Country
May 19 - 2:27 PM

ESPN's Edward Aschoff reports that Georgia junior DE Jonathan Ledbetter is in line to start and has become a leader on the team.

This is notable, because Ledbetter appeared to be on the verge of throwing his potential away following a seven-game last season for a pair of alcohol-related arrests. "Outside of just being a better teammate, Ledbetter has seen his development take off by being more cognizant of his technique and hustle," Aschoff wrote. "Ledbetter is in much better shape." He posted a sack and 1.5 TFL in the spring game.
Source: ESPN
May 19 - 12:38 PM


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