Freshman Josh Harvey-Clemons from Valdosta could make an immediate impact at Georgia, but where, exactly, remains to be seen.
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said the Lowndes High product ‚Äúcan help us in a lot of different spots.‚Äù
Harvey-Clemons was listed at 6-foot-5, 208 pounds when he signed. Grantham was asked Friday about if he could play in the secondary.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs no different than Tree a few years ago,‚Äù Grantham said, referring to inside linebacker Alec Ogletree, who began his career as a safety. ‚ÄúTree was a guy that was probably a little under (225 pounds) when he came here. He continued to grow, and he‚Äôs obviously gotten bigger and he‚Äôs closer to 240 now.‚Äù
As for his position, Grantham said, ‚ÄúWe‚Äôll just evaluate things as we get closer to Aug. 1 and seeing where guys go, but right now he‚Äôs playing outside backer.‚Äù
Georgia coach Mark Richt has mentioned that Harvey-Clemons could be a weapon as a red-zone receiver.
Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said there will be a plan during the preseason to give Harvey-Clemons an opportunity to get practice snaps on offense.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre thin at receiver and they‚Äôre thin in the back end and a little bit at linebacker, so both sides would like to use him,‚Äù Bobo said. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve just got to see where he best fits the team.‚Äù
Georgia is thin in the secondary to start the season due to looming suspensions.
Sanders Commings will serve a two-game suspension, but that‚Äôs the only discipline that Georgia has announced. Safety Bacarri Rambo, cornerback Branden Smith and Ogletree are also facing suspensions. Smith is expected to be suspended at least a game after his arrest for possession of marijuana. Rambo had his second violation of Georgia‚Äôs drug-testing policy.
Coaches have sidestepped providing details on the pending discipline.
‚ÄúRight now, you have the media guide right there,‚Äù Grantham said. ‚ÄúSo they‚Äôre all available.‚Äù