WATCH: Massive Georgia OT Isaiah Wilson real talk on leading, improving, going pro
ATHENS — Georgia offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson has largely been a work in progress — or a large work in progress — however you choose to put it.
But one thing for certain, Wilson ranks among the best at his position in the nation entering his redshirt sophomore season.
“Wilson is as impressive of a physical specimen as you will see,” ESPN analyst Cole Cubelic told DawgNation, “and he made huge strides in his fundamentals (in 2018).”
And now, Wilson aims to get even better this season.
“I think maybe being more verbal, I want to be more verbal as a leader,” Wilson said, asked by DawgNation how he plans to improve from his 2018 FWAA Freshman All-American campaign.
“I try to do it by leading by example and having fun and bringing people with me, but I think I could step up verbally.”
No doubt, it would be hard to ignore directions from a 6-foot-7, 340-pound specimen like the chiseled Wilson.
Offensive line coach Sam Pittman has taken note of Wilson’s impressive growth and maturity.
It’s to the point that Georgia is able to continue to bring in top offensive line prospects, all aware their opportunities could come sooner than later.
Left tackle Andrew Thomas is a junior, left guard Solomon Kindley, and right guard Ben Cleveland are redshirt juniors, and Wilson a redshirt sophomore.
It’s very possible all four could be headed to the NFL after this season.
“I would be lying if I said we haven’t thought about it or joked around or hinted at it,” Wilson said, asked point blank by a recruiting website about Pittman telling recruits UGA would have to replace starters on the offensive line.
“But everyone just wants to go out there and not get complacent, and keep getting better and playing ball.”
Asked how he would describe Georgia’s celebrated offense line — believed by some to be the best in the nation — Wilson replied: “Physical and confident are the two words that I would use.”
The experts agree: Georgia has been a finalist the past two season for the Joe Moore Award, which goes to the best offensive line in college football.
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