Harvey-Clemons’ role becoming more clear

Sophomore Josh Harvey-Clemons’ role on the Georgia defense is coming into clearer focus.

Harvey-Clemons is the starting strong safety now, coach Mark Richt confirmed, and Harvey-Clemons said he moves into the “star” position in the Bulldogs’ nickel package.

“I feel like I know where I’m going to be at and where I’m going to play and what they expect out of me,” Harvey-Clemons said.

In his role as the star, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Harvey-Clemons said he is responsible for covering the slot receiver, helping the safety and blitzing.

“It’s kind of just like an outside linebacker really,” he said. “If it’s a team that runs, like Alabama, we’ll probably be base most of the time, but if it’s a team that throws a lot, we’re playing a lot of nickel. It really depends on the gameplan.”

Freshman Tray Matthews, who has crated buzz this spring, is working as the starting free safety.

“Our safeties have been playing great,” cornerback Sheldon Dawson said. “We’re young, but we’re playing great.”

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