Georgia was loaded with experience last year at tight end with Orson Charles, Aron White and Bruce Figgins at the position.
That allowed coaches to redshirt Jay Rome as a freshman.
Don’t look for freshman Ty Flournoy-Smith to be redshirted this year.
“We’ve generally, ever since I’ve been here, played three at some point,” tight ends coach John Lilly said.
Arthur Lynch and Rome are the only other scholarship tight ends in the program after Charles, White and Figgins finished up their careers.
“Jay could have played for us last year, but it wouldn’t have been enough plays to be worth losing a year,” Lilly said. “Ty, this year, I think will be able to get in the mix and do some things if we’re going to hold true and play three guys.”
Georgia could play four if walk-on Hugh Williams earns snaps.
The 6-foot-3, 228-pound Flournoy-Smith had 46 catches for 785 yards and five touchdowns as a senior at Colquitt County High.
“He did an excellent job in a great program,” Lilly said. “He was a standout player in a premier program and that usually means a lot. A program that got deep into the playoffs, that played for a state championship his junior year, that was in the state semfinals last year and lost to the eventual state champions. And a guy in that game who was a major impact player catching the football.”
Now, Flournoy-Smith should get a chance to catch the football this season for the Bulldogs.
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