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 ‚Äúthere‚Äôs not much doubt he‚Äôll play,‚Äù it‚Äôs still up in the air how often Rumph will take the field.
‚ÄúYou 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,‚Äù Richt said.
Richt said he was confident Rumph could get on the field Saturday, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo was not as sure.
‚ÄúTo be honest, I don‚Äôt know yet,‚Äù Bobo said. ‚ÄúHe practiced a little bit [Tuesday], but not a lot. I‚Äôd say we‚Äôre still up in the air.‚Äù
Rumph‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs been here all this time, but when you don‚Äôt have a lot of reps early in your career ‚Ä¶ just not sure exactly how many plays he‚Äôll play and all that kind of thing,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúBut we want to get him going that‚Äôs for sure. We need him to come through.‚Äù