Weiszer mug

Blog: Jones making `it my business’ to get Theus ready

Offensive lineman John Theus’ introduction to the college game in his first week of practices at Georgia has included more than his share of trying to block Jarvis Jones, the junior who was a consensus All-American last year.

“I’m trying to make it my business that they have him ready from day one,” Jones said this afternoon.

The 6-foot-6, 309-pound Theus, a five-star recruit from Jacksonville, Fla.,  is working at right tackle, where he is competing with sophomore Watts Dantzler for the starting job.

‚ÄúTheus is going to be a great athlete for us, y‚Äôall know that, coming out of high school,‚Äù said Jones, the Bulldogs’ star outside linebacker. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs done great. He‚Äôs young, but he‚Äôs definitely learning. They‚Äôre definitely coaching him up so he can make the big plays that he needs and make the big plays they need to and make the big blocks that he needs to.‚Äù

He’s learning while going up against the likes of Jones, who led the SEC last year with 13 ½ sacks.

“If he gets it now, when that time does come, he’ll be ready,” Jones said.

Jones said Theus is adjusting to the speed of the game. Jones likes what he’s seen from the offensive line as a whole.

“Those guys are getting a whole lot better,” he said. “I’m seeing improvement in them every day.”

–Please follow me at Twitter.com/marcweiszer


Follow marcweiszer


RT @FletcherPage: Final – UGA 82, Troy 60… Marcus Thornton with a career-high 17 points, Nemi with 17, Mann 14, Gaines 12.

4 hours ago