ATHENS: Georgia’s biggest offensive lineman is also the most colorful and caring, according to one of his best friends.
“I’ve never a person who cares so much, he cares so much about the well-being of others and he always puts others before himself,” UGA sophomore offensive lineman Cade Mays said. “He has a great personality, he’s funny, (and) you’re just drawn to him.”
Redshirt sophomore Isaiah Wilson, a 6-foo-7, 340-pound right tackle, is also one of the most improved players on the team, according to Kirby Smart.
“I’m pleased with him as a leader, (and) he’s really played with more consistency because I think he’s in better shape,” Smart said. “He doesn’t get tired and winded and give up cheap sack. He just plays more consistent.
“I think he’s bought into the whole culture of ‘I’ve got to be a great player.’ If he wants to be a great player, he’s got to eat, he’s got to sleep, he’s got to get off his phone at night. He’s got to do all the things required to be a good player and we are trying to get the aggregate marginal gains which is a little bit better at everything.”
Wilson said he’s made a concerted effort to get better in the film room, too.
“I’ve become a student of the game,” Wilson said. “I like to see what what’s happening before it happens, see the blitzes before they come, read my keys and know what to do before the ball is even snapped.”
As for the physical changes, Wilson stated: “My arms are bigger, my legs are bigger, my stomach is smaller, that’s how we did that one.”
Wilson, one of three former FWAA Freshman All-American on the Georgia line, said he enjoys being a part of an offensive line unit some believe ranks among the best in recent history.
“It’s fun, but we don’t feed too much into it, we know every day we have to come out and work hard,” Wilson said. “The Great Wall sounds fun, and it’s a great thing to joke about and have fun with our guys and build camaraderie, but we’re here to work.
“We have a very high ceiling here, we have tons and tons of talent from the ones, to the twos to the threes.”
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