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.
“Theus is going to be a great athlete for us, y’all know that, coming out of high school,” said Jones, the Bulldogs’ star outside linebacker. “He’s done great. He’s young, but he’s definitely learning. They’re 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.”
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.”
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