ATHENS, Ga. — As expected, Georgia true freshman offensive tackles Isaiah Wilson and Andrew Thomas are getting close looks as the Bulldogs ease into preseason camp.
Isaiah Wynn got the first-team reps at left tackle during the open portion of Tuesday’s practice, but Thomas – a four-star prospect from Atlanta pictured above – was on the second team. Wilson – a five-star recruit from Brooklyn, N.Y. – appeared to be working with the second unit at right tackle.
Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said that the two freshmen would be in the mix when he addressed the media two weeks ago in Atlanta.
Other practice observations:
* For the second consecutive day, freshman Jalen Hunter was working with the inside linebackers. Position coach Glenn Schumann had Hunter working forth in the drills. Fellow freshman Nate McBride is working with the third group. The first unit of inside linebackers to go through drills was Roquan Smith and Reggie Carter. Natrez Patrick was in the second group alongside Juwan Taylor. Tae Crowder is still with the inside linebackers and working with the third group.
* The starting outside linebacker spots were manned by Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy. D’Andre Walker and Jaleel Laguins were with the second unit. Chauncey Manac, who was seen as a potential reserve outside ‘backer, continues to get work with the defensive line.
* The first wide receiver group featured senior Javon Wims and junior Michael Chigbu; they were being thrown to by Jacob Eason. The second group featured Jayson Stanley and Riley Ridley; this duo caught passes from Jake Fromm. True freshman Jeremiah “J.J.” Holloman worked in the third group along with sophomore Tyler Simmons. As promised by the coaches, Mecole Hardman has moved to slot receiver; he was working behind presumptive starter Terry Godwin. The slot receivers work out separately from the other receivers.
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