Georgia‚Äôs biggest question mark heading into preseason practices will probably be its offensive line, but an impact freshman will get a chance to be the latest rookie to crack the Bulldogs‚Äô starting lineup up front.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve had some success in the past,‚Äù coach Mark Richt said.
Freshman John Theus from Jacksonville, Fla., could do what Cordy Glenn, Ben Jones, Trinton Sturdivant and Clint Boling did in their first seasons on campus: start.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre not afraid to start a true freshman lineman,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúI would say John Theus in high school was probably farther advanced than any of those guys. Ben Jones was pretty salty coming out of the box. He‚Äôll have a chance to win a starting position. More than likely it will be at tackle. We‚Äôll wait and see what he does.‚Äù
Georgia lost three starters up front in Glenn, Jones and Justin Anderson. Theus was rated as the nation‚Äôs No. 7 recruit by Scout.com, No. 23 by Rivals.com and No. 28 by ESPN.com.
Most of Georgia‚Äôs incoming freshmen are expected on campus by June 4.
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