Georgia coaches break down Terry’s move to safety

When Tramel Terry got his scholarship offer for Georgia at the Dawg Night camp in 2011, he was playing cornerback in one-on-one situations, Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo remembered.

Now, Terry has moved to safety for Georgia after practicing this year at receiver.

Bobo and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham addressed Terry’s move for the first time Thursday.

“He was a hybrid guy in high school,” Bobo said. “He didn’t play a lot of defense, but he didn’t play a lot of receiver, either. He was more of a running back. He was an athlete signee, and talking to him when we recruited him as a guy who could probably play both.”

Bobo said Georgia looked at personnel and addressed a need with the move.

Grantham said Terry showed explosiveness against a ball carrier in a scrimmage this week.

“Running backs in this league are pretty big and physical and he’s a pretty big, physical guy who can run,” Grantham said of the 6-foot, 184-pound freshman who is redshirting. “He has some cover skills athletically to cover slot receivers, tight ends do those things, but he can also catch the ball. That creates turnovers and that’s something that we’ve really been good at before this year and a guy like that can make some plays for you.”