ATHENS — As he gets ready to return to the field, Jonathan Ledbetter still has a lot of names to pass on the depth chart. Including a freshman.
Ledbetter appeared to be running with the twos and threes during the media viewing period of Wednesday’s practice. That’s to be expected: Kirby Smart said Wednesday that he wasn’t sure how much Ledbetter would play.
“We’ll work him into the rotation,” Smart said at his press conference Tuesday. “How much he’ll play will depend on how he practices this week, and he’s been told that. We’re looking forward to having him back.”
David Marshall, the freshman, was working alongside sophomore Trent Thompson during a drill on Wednesday. Besides those two, Georgia has played six other D-linemen in the rotation recently: John Atkins, DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle, Tyler Clark, Julian Rochester, Justin Young and Michail Carter.
But Ledbetter is still being prepared to play, and once again was going second in line – behind only Thompson – during a shuttle drill on Wednesday.
Some other notes from practice:
- Starting safety Dominick Sanders put on a black non-contact jersey as the media was leaving, indicating some sort of minor injury. Sanders was still practicing and working with the first team.
- Reserve guard Solomon Kindley, who did not make the trip to South Carolina for unknown reasons, is back at practice and does not appear limited.