LOOK: Freshman WR Justin Robinson continues to make plays at UGA practice
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Georgia football practice report: freshman wide receiver Justin Robinson continues to impress
Much has been made of Georgia’s freshman wide receivers, as the Bulldogs signed five of them as a part of the 2020 recruiting class. And much of the attention has gone to the likes of Jermaine Burton, Marcus Rosemy and Arian Smith, due to their recruiting rankings.
The three receivers all ranked among the top-100 players in the 2020 signing class and were the three highest-ranked receivers signed by Georgia. Rosemy came in at No. 55, Smith at No. 58 and Burton at No. 82 in the 247Sports Composite rankings.
But it’s clear there’s a fourth name that’s worth paying attention to in Justin Robinson. He was still a 4-star prospect out of Eagles Landing Chrisitan Academy in Mcdonough, Ga., though he came in as the No. 298 overall prospect. As a senior in high school, the 6-foot-4 standout won a state championship while catching 11 touchdowns and totaling 903 yards on 48 catches.
Robinson did get a head start over some of his competition as he enrolled back in January, allowing him to go through spring workouts prior to spring practices getting shut-down due to COVID-19.
Based on some of the images coming out of Georgia practice via their in-house media, it looks like Robinson is using that early work to his advantage. In a video put out on Monday, Robinson was seen making a downfield catch.
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Then in a picture captured from Monday’s practice, he’s seen throwing a stiff arm at Eric Stokes, perhaps one of the best cornerbacks in the conference.
“All the freshmen that we had come in are competitive,” Georgia wide receiver Kearis Jackson said. “They all want to learn and are engaged in everything they do. They’re all competitive and the like to compete.”
The freshmen, along with the likes of Demetris Robertson, Matt Landers, Jackson and Dominick Blaylock will look to help open things up for George Pickens this season. Pickens led the team in receptions, yards and touchdowns last season as a freshman for the Bulldogs.
Among some of the other images and notable players to come out the most recent practice shots include defensive backs DJ Daniel and Tyrique Stevenson, running back James Cook and outside linebacker Nolan Smith.
The No. 4 ranked Bulldogs will continue to prepare for their first game over the next several weeks, as Georgia opens the 2020 season against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Sept. 26.
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