ATHENS — Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning said last week that freshman Jalen Carter “definitely makes the guys across the ball better.”
There appears to be video evidence of that now, as Carter can be seen getting a push on preseason All-SEC center Trey Hill in a leaked practice tape.
One can only imagine the intensity of future matches between the 6-foot-3, 305-pound freshman from Apopka, Fla., and Hill, a 6-4, 330-pound junior from Warner Robins.
The Bulldogs preseason No. 4 ranking comes on the strength of the defense, and it all starts up front at Georgia with future NFL players at every position.
Junior Jordan Davis would appear to be in position to start at nose tackle with Devonte Wyatt and Malik Herring/Travon Walker alongside.
But Carter, a 5-star prospect and the No. 3-rated player coming out of Florida in the 2020 signing class, will definitely find his way on the field.
Lanning says Carter has plenty to learn, technique-wise.
“But He’s very strong, he’s an explosive athlete,” Lanning said. “We think he can make an impact for us. It’s good to see his technique conitnlung to get better day in and day out.”
Carter, no doubt, has learned to get low in drill work.
The last time a freshman video leaked out it was the first sign of George Pickens’ talents last season.
Here’s a reminder of that one-handed amazing catch.
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