ATHENS — Georgia freshman receiver J.J. Holloman has been limited by a hamstring injury this preseason, but head coach Kirby Smart downplayed any long-term effect.
Holloman pulled his hamstring early in camp and missed a few days, then was limited for a bit longer. This week he has been seen sitting out some drills during media viewing periods of practice, which Smart said was an effort to limit the amount of yardage he runs.
“In the last couple of days, he’s been able to sustain and get up to his yardage quota. It’s been up to 5,000,” Smart said. “He’s really had no issues since he came back, we’ve just been very cautious with his numbers to make sure he doesn’t’ get above a certain number of yards.”
Holloman enrolled early and went through spring practice with the Bulldogs, appearing poised for a role in the offense. Receiver is obviously a spot where playing time is available.
Junior Terry Godwin, the team’s second-leading receiver the past two years, has emerged as the No. 1 option, both in the slot and outside. Otherwise, the competition for snaps is “really competitive,” according to Smart.
Senior Javon Wims, sophomore Riley Ridley and junior Michael Chigbu have continued to get a lot of passes thrown their way, while Smart listed some others who have impressed him.
“I mean Ahkil (Crumpton, the junior college transfer) has shown the last couple of days that he catches everything that’s thrown to him. He’s done really well, ” Smart said. “Mecole (Hardman) has stepped up and made some plays. Mark Webb’s made some plays. Jayson Stanley’s made a few plays.”