Georgia football receiver Dominick Blaylock cleared for action
UPDATE: Kirby Smart said on Aug. 16 that Blaylock would not be cleared for everything, however, and will begin practice in a black non-contact jersey.
ATHENS — Georgia sophomore receiver Dominick Blaylock has been cleared for football action, less than eight months after undergoing ACL surgery per a DawgNation source.
Blaylock, the third-leading returning receiver on the team, suffered the knee injury in the first quarter of the SEC Championship Game against LSU last December
It has been a busy offseason for Blaylock. The former Walton High School star has been rehabilitating tirelessly in addition to spending hours watching film and learning a new offense.
The Bulldogs are in the midst of an offensive overhaul under new offensive coordinator Todd Monkey.
Blaylock is expected to play a significant role as Georgia looks to improve the explosivity and consistency in the receiving corps.
Sophomore George Pickens is the leading returning receiver with 49 catches for 727 yards last season.
Senior Demetris Robertson (30 catches, 333 yards) is a former 5-star recruit many believe is ready to live up to his billing after being slowed by a hamstring last fall.
And then there’s Blaylock, who had 18 catches for 310 yards, quickly becoming known for his technique, footwork and strength.
Blaylock was also a quick study, making him one of the most trusted targets on the team last season.
Georgia newcomers Jermaine Burton, Justin Robinson and Arian Smith are viewed as potential impact receivers.
But Blaylock, already, has established himself as a veteran presence that figures to play a major role in the future of Georgia football