ATHENS — David Marshall is listed as an outside linebacker on Georgia’s roster, but the freshman worked out with a different position group on Monday.
During the Bulldogs’ first practice of summer camp, Marshall was seen working with the defensive line. Marshall thought earlier this summer he would be an outside linebacker, but other events may have lead to a change, at least for now.
The Bulldogs’ defensive line was hit by the dismissal of Chauncey Rivers, who would have been a sophomore this year. Defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter will also be suspended at least the first two games of the season following his DUI arrest. And freshman Julian Rochester is facing potential discipline following the BB gun incident.
Marshall is listed at 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds, making him a natural candidate to move to the line. Of course, in the 3-4 base defense outside linebackers and defensive ends can often be interchangeable.
Every other freshman defensive player appeared to be at the position they’re expected to be at: Mecole Hardman was with the defensive backs, Michail Carter and Tyler Clark with the defensive lineman, Jaleel Laguins the inside linebackers, Chauncey Manac the outside linebackers.
Once an Auburn commit, the 6-foot-270-pound Marshall flipped to the Bulldogs on National Signing Day. The 3-star recruit was ranked as the nation’s No. 21 strong-side defensive end and the state of Georgia’s No. 42 overall prospect, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.