Georgia Football: 5 Players Sure to Surprise During Fall Camp
One of the great things about fall camp is that every team gets a fresh start. Every team has the same record, and every team has the same goal. But in order for a team to reach its goal, the players will have to put in the work, and it starts at the beginning of August.
For the Georgia Bulldogs, we know star players such as Todd Gurley, Ramik Wilson and Leonard Floyd will put in a lot of work during fall camp to get ready for the upcoming season, but there should (and will be) a few players who will turn heads during camp which will lead to more playing time and the possibility of earning a starting position.
Here are five players sure to surprise during fall camp.
CB Dominick Sanders
Dominick Sanders has already made a name for himself as he has been pointed out by Wilson and Gurley as a player to watch, according to Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Sanders is a 3-star recruit from Tucker, Georgia, (via 247Sports) who can play a variety of positions. He’s better suited for cornerback, but he can play safety, receiver, running back and quarterback if needed.
Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will not hesitate to put Sanders in with the second or first team if he continues to impress. And based on what he’s done during the summer workouts, he should have no problems turning heads during fall camp.
CB Malkom Parrish
Another defensive back who could surprise the coaches and players during fall camp is Malkom Parrish. Like Sanders, Parrish looked good during the summer workouts, and he has a chance to compete for the nickel cornerback spot.
Parrish is a 4-star recruit from Brooks County, Georgia, and he was arguably one of the 10 best cornerback prospects in the country. In order for the secondary to be successful, the young players will need to play at a high level consistently, and Parrish has the skill set to do just that.
WR Charlie Hegedus
One of the more interesting newcomers is wide receiver Charlie Hegedus who is a transfer from N.C. State.
The reason Hegedus is interesting is that he played with Mason while the two were at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia.
Hegedus is a 3-star recruit who has good hands and can block downfield. Because of the depth at the receiver position already, it will be hard for Hegedus to saw a ton of action. But if he clicks with Mason (which will more than likely happen), he will find a way to get into the receiver rotation.
FB/TE Quayvon Hicks
Quayvon Hicks is another player looking to get into the receiver rotation, but he’s looking to do it as a tight end.
Hicks is also a fullback, but he moved to the tight end spot during the spring because of the lack of depth and injuries at the position.
Hicks was solid during spring practice, but he will only get better when he gets more reps during camp.
By the time fall camp ends, Hicks could be the most dangerous offensive weapon because he will be able to do a ton of different things on the football field.
S Corey Moore
One of the things the secondary needs is leaders, and Corey Moore will be looked at as one of its leaders because he’s a senior and has experience.
Moore sat behind Shawn Williams and Bacarri Rambo his first two seasons and had a rough start to the 2013 season as he was a backup. But he was able to finish strong as he started the last four of five games for the Bulldogs.
This is the year where Moore takes the next step. He will be more of a leader on and off the field, and his play last year will carry over into fall camp and the regular season.
This is the last hurrah for Moore, and he does not want to end his career on the bench, playing behind a freshman or a sophomore.