Georgia football held its first practice of the spring session on Tuesday. And it offered us a chance to get a look at Georgia’s 14 early enrollees for the 2019 recruiting class.
Below we’ve compiled a list of the jersey numbers for the early enrollees spotted at practice, as well as some other general notes on the newcomers to Georgia football. We also noted some jersey changes for returning Georgia players as well.
Just as a disclaimer, there was no official roster was provided. We did not see the injured early enrollees Ryland Goede, Trezmen Marshall, or Rian Davis.
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Dwan Mathis, quarterback: No. 2
Mathis flipped to Georgia via Ohio State on early signing day. He’s expected to compete with Stetson Bennett for the back-up quarterback job.
“Yeah, the two quarterbacks are going to get the reps behind him. Dwan Mathis and Stetson Bennett are both going to get a ton of reps. To say most, I don’t know that we could say most,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “They’ll get the same amount behind him. But those two guys will be working, as well as John Seter, who is one of our walk-ons. He’ll get reps as well.”
Nolan Smith, outside linebacker: No. 4
Smith was Georgia’s highest rated signee and the No. 1 player in the country in the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Bennett — a one-time walk-on at Georgia who is now on scholarship — will compete with Mathis for the back-up job.
Related: Back home at UGA, QB Stetson Bennett hopes to get a real shot this time
DJ Daniel, cornerback: No. 14
Daniel also comes to Georgia by way of the JUCO route. He was a one-time South Carolina commit before pledging his services to Georgia. He is expected to compete for and possibly fill the role vacated by Deandre Baker.
Lewis Cine, safety: No. 16
Cine is another top-50 member of Georgia’s stacked 2019 recruiting class. All three defensive back signees in the 2019 class were all also early enrollees.
Nakobe Dean, linebacker: No. 17
Dean picked the Bulldogs on Early Signing Day over the likes of Alabama and Ole Miss. He is a 5-star prospect and the No. 1 player in the state from the state of Missisippi. Davis and Marshall also enrolled early, though both of them are injured.
Clay Webb, center: No. 60
Webb is another 5-star recruit in the 2019 signing class. Smart mentioned in his press conference that Webb would work some at center this spring, and compete with Trey Hill and Jamaree Salyer for the starting job.
Warren McClendon, offensive tackle: No. 70
McClendon is a 4-star offensive tackle out of Brunswick, Ga.
Tramel Walthour, defensive tackle: No. 90
Walthour originally signed as a member of Georgia’s 2018 class, but he had to go the JUCO route before ending up with Georgia for the 2019 signing class.
The early enrollees weren’t the only ones with some number changes. Below are some of the new numbers that DawgNation was able to catch.
Adam Anderson, outside linebacker: Now No. 19. previously was No. 56
Azeez Ojulari, outside linebacker: Now No. 13, previously No. 38
Divaad Wilson, cornerback: Now No. 8, previously No. 16
James Cook, running back: Now No. 4, previously No. 6
Matt Landers, wide receiver: Now No. 5, previously No. 15
Otis Reese, safety: Now No. 6, previously No. 17
For a deeper look at Georgia’s first spring practice, as well as a look at some of the pictures taken at the first practice, check out the DawgNation forum thread on Georgia’s first practice.
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