Until I see them do well in a game, they’ll make me nervous, but I have to admit I’m enjoying the attitude of this year’s bunch of new defensive backs.
I’m probably most intrigued by Shaq Wiggins because he lacks the size we’ve been told the staff likes to see in its DBs. But he just sounds… pesky.
“They have the confidence and the swagger that you’d like to see in a DB,” said Scott-Wesley, a redshirt sophomore receiver. “Shaq, he’s very, how do I say this? He’s like a bumblebee. He’s always in your ear, he’s always there. He’s a fiery guy. A fast-guy.”
“Shaq, we all know he’s a feisty little dude,” Langley said. “He’s a great cover corner. He’s coming up and making big plays in the running game. You really can’t ask for more.”
There’s going to be an adjustment period, of course. These kids are honest enough to admit they’ve still got a way to go with technique and recognition. But you’ve got to hope that with eight new faces, some of them are going to become serious contributors, and quickly. There’s too much talent in that group for some of it not to emerge.
Put it this way:
“Our freshmen, they’re good,” Johnson said. “This is Georgia. This is the SEC. They’re not going to hire no sorry players.”