Man, the 2015 preseason happy talk isn’t even waiting for 2014 to finish. Feel the Jacob Park love.
“He’s been able to drop back and sight it up and throw some beautiful balls all season long,” UGA coach Mark Richt said.
True freshman quarterback Jacob Park is finishing up this first season – a redshirt season — with Georgia’s football team. Park has been with the scout team the whole way, becoming valuable as a rare player fast enough to mimic more mobile opposing quarterbacks and capable enough as a passer to mimic the pocket passers too.
It’s this versatility that makes Park an emerging option moving forward in a Georgia quarterback room that will now be without long-time offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, who was responsible for bringing each member of the unit to Athens.
“You guys are going to see what he’s about,” cornerback Damian Swann said of Park. “The kid has got a bright future, athletic, strong arm, can make every throw. … He’s given us the look week-in and week-out, whether it’s Nick Marshall or Georgia Tech’s quarterback, because he can run and throw. We could count on him to do his job every week.”
A guy who can make every throw and pull off a Nick Marshall impersonation in practice? Who needs Mike Bobo?
Seriously, next spring is going to host an interesting battle at quarterback, one reason being that Park and Ramsey will have a new position coach guiding them… and perhaps a slightly revamped offensive scheme to learn.