Redshirt freshman receiver Blake Tibbs has yet to play a snap for Georgia, but he‚Äôs now part of the back end of the rotation after injuries last Saturday to Justin Scott-Wesley and Bennett.
Coaches have waited on Tibbs, 6-foot-2 and 179 pounds from Lithonia, to become more dependable.
‚ÄúHe made a lot of progress in the fall in camp, but we had some numbers, we had some other guys that we felt were in a better position to make that top six or seven,‚Äù Georgia coach Mark Richt said. ‚ÄúHe was moving in the right direction and now with some of the injuries, his opportunity is here.‚Äù
Also moving up are walk-ons Michael Erdman and Kenneth Towns.
Richt is satisfied, all things considered, with the receivers in practice this week.
‚ÄúThey‚Äôre doing fine,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm pleased with their assignments. They don‚Äôt look lost. It‚Äôs not like we‚Äôre starting from scratch with Erdman and Tibbs. Tibbs has (practiced) a lot of flanker and Erdman has played a good bit at different positions. I think they‚Äôre going to know what to do, which is where you start.‚Äù
Richt said it‚Äôs not like grabbing two true freshmen that expected to be redshirted because they‚Äôve been prepared by receivers coach Tony Ball all along.