Georgia put out a preseason depth chart today during its appearance at the Pigskin Preview gathering of state college football programs.
The biggest surprise is walk-on Merritt Hall listed as the first-team fullback. The 5-foot-11, 216-pound redshirt freshman from the Wesleyan School is listed ahead of Richard Samuel and Zander Ogletree.
“Merritt had a great spring,” coach Mark Richt said. “He learned what to do and he was striking people with a lot of enthusiasm. He would have earned the right to be the starter at the end of spring so we put it on the board that way.
Richt called fullback “a very high-contact position. Guys got to be very tough to do that. Richard Samuel certainly has gotten some reps at fullback and a guy that could do. Of course we’ve got Zander who has been playing the fullback position.”
It’s not like Richt hasn’t gone that way before. And maybe it’ll hold up, although 216 pounds seems a little light at the position. But I sure am curious to see what Quayvon Hicks brings to the mix in a few months.