Bing-Dukes takes move to offense well: ‘If I can help the team, I’ll do it’

Georgia freshman Detric Bing-Dukes is sticking at fullback.

At least for this season, he said Tuesday evening.

He said coaches in recent days asked if the inside linebacker would move to fullback and he talked it over with his parents before deciding to make the move.

“If I can help the team, I’ll do it,” he said. “It will probably be just for this year and then I’ll move back to linebacker.”

The 6-foot, 230-pound Bing-Dukes moved from defense and practiced at fullback on Monday.

The move came after starting fullback Merritt Hall was sidelined with an injury. Georgia hasn’t said the nature of Hall’s injury, but the fact that Bing-Dukes is staying at fullback could be a sign that Hall may be out for a while.

He said Georgia coaches needed him there because they were “low at that position.” He said he’s a “quick learner,” and expects to grasp the offensive playbook fast.

“I miss it a lot,” he said of linebacker. “That’s my position, but if I can help out the team then that’s all that matters.”

He said he may be able to see the field faster at fullback than at inside linebacker, where Georgia has Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera. He said he’s already gotten first and second-team work.

“I feel like it’s a win-win situation,” he said.

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by Marc Weiszer

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