Junior college transfer Jonathon Rumph could get his first games reps for Georgia on Saturday, Georgia coach Mark Richt said.
The 6-foot-5, 208-pound receiver out of Holmes (Miss.) Community College has been sidelined through the first six games with a nagging hamstring injury.
Though Richt said “there’s not much doubt he’ll play,” it’s still up in the air how often Rumph will take the field.
“You got to just see by the end of the week how comfortable he is and how comfortable we are with what he knows and the way we think he can execute,” Richt said.
Richt said he was confident Rumph could get on the field Saturday, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo was not as sure.
“To be honest, I don’t know yet,” Bobo said. “He practiced a little bit [Tuesday], but not a lot. I’d say we’re still up in the air.”
Rumph’s presence would add a big body into a receiving corps rotation that had to turn to walk-ons and freshmen against Missouri after injuries depleted the unit.
“He’s been here all this time, but when you don’t have a lot of reps early in your career … just not sure exactly how many plays he’ll play and all that kind of thing,” Richt said. “But we want to get him going that’s for sure. We need him to come through.”