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Blog: Wilkerson to safety latest move from ’13 signing class

Georgia’s 2013 football signing class could be remembered not only for being supersized with 31 players arriving in Athens, but for its volatility.

Six of the players are already off the team, including four transfers, another who was dismissed and another who took a medical disqualification.

The group has had a handful of position changes also, the latest being Reggie Wilkerson moving from cornerback to safety.

Georgia officially confirmed that move Thursday. It was first reported by Radi Nabulsi a day earlier.

Wilkerson missed last season after tearing the ACL in his right knee last summer during a pass skeleton drill.

Wilkerson, listed at 5-foot-11 and 171 pounds, had worked himself into the rotation after enrolling early in spring of 2013.

He was limited this spring but made a good impression on new coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.

“He’ll probably have a little more quickness when he gets back to full strength,” Pruitt said at the end of the spring. “I like what I’ve seen out of him as a competitor. He seems to have some ball skills and he’s got a little savvy about him.”

Others from the ’13 class who have switched positions since last December: J.J. Green from running back to nickel back, Tramel Terry from receiver to safety and Brendan Langley from cornerback/safety to wide receiver.

The Wilkerson move still keep him in the secondary and comes days after safety Tray Matthews was booted from the team. Coach Mark Richt did not mention Wilkerson last week in Macon when he talked position changes when he met with reporters hours before Matthews had a classroom disturbance that contributed to his dismissal.

Georgia’s top safeties now are senior Corey Moore and sophomore Quincy Mauger, who each started seven games last season.

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