Georgia’s receiving corps no longer has Justin Scott-Wesley and Malcolm Mitchell after ACL injuries cut their seasons short.
It still won’t have Michael Bennett on Saturday due to a knee injury.
All of which makes the expected debut of junior college transfer Jonathon Rumph at Vanderbilt that much more anticipated.
Rumph had a quiet spring until he grabbed two touchdown catches at the G-Day game and was on track to be a part of the rotation at receiver until a hamstring injury sidelined him in the preseason.
He has yet to play for Georgia while dealing with that, but Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, unprompted, noted Wednesday that Rumph was “one of the top junior college players in the country.”
Chris Mayes remembers.
The Georgia nose guard was at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College when his team played Rumph’s Holmes (Miss.) Community College.
Rumph had four catches for 103 yards in a 46-12 victory.
“We had three guys on him,” Mayes said. “The guy was a beast. He’s 6-5 and can make plays and catch the ball. I’m like `Man, how are we going to cover him?’ He’s a tough assignment.”
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