Georgia really gets the ball rolling on spring football practices Tuesday afternoon.
The Bulldogs held one practice on March 10 before leaving for spring break. After 12 days between practices, they go Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this week.
A few items of interest:
–Freshman wide receiver Chris Conley is one of two early enrollees this spring. Quarterback Christian LeMay is the other.
The 6-foot-3, 202-pound Conley is part of a signing class expected to make an instant impact, but that isn’t fazing him.
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think it‚Äôs so much pressure as much as it‚Äôs opportunity,‚Äù said Conley, from North Paulding High School ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre definitely excited about what we‚Äôre about to walk into. One of the things we want to emphasize to these guys is we‚Äôre coming in to work, it‚Äôs not given to you. We‚Äôre ready to work. That‚Äôs one of the best things about this class. Everybody wants to play, everybody knows they have to work to get there.‚Äù
Conley and LeMay won‚Äôt be available for interviews again until the preseason, but I got a chance to speak to Conley on signing day last month.
–The big splash on signing day was Carver Columbus running back Isaiah Crowell signing with the Bulldogs.
Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo spoke to Ken Malcome the same day, letting the redshirt freshman tailback know that he‚Äôs not forgotten.
‚ÄúThe bottom line is there‚Äôs going to be competition, you want competition,‚Äù Bobo said. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs going to be competition at every position on either side of the ball. We went 6-7, we didn‚Äôt get the job done. We didn‚Äôt finish at the end of games last year. We‚Äôve got to have competition.‚Äù
–One name not on the updated spring roster is walk-on offensive lineman Josh Parrish. Georgia says the redshirt sophomore has left the team. Parrish was suspended after his arrest on an alcohol-related charge last April. He was a member of the scout team last season.
Don‚Äôt forget Georgia‚Äôs pro day NFL workouts are Tuesday. Follow me at Twitter.com/marcweiszer for updates.