“I know, because of being out there watching practice on the defensive side, you’ll see Trent Thompson, Roquan Smith and some of those guys, they are good players,” Theus said of UGA’s freshmen. “Some guys who will definitely be able to help us. I’ll be gone after this year but they’ll develop into some really good players.”
According to the Bulldogs’ starting left tackle, it isn’t just the athleticism of the newcomers that is standing out. The freshmen have plenty of physical ability, but Theus has also been impressed with how some of the top guys are advanced when it comes to their knowledge of the game.
“With Trent, obviously he’s a big ole boy but what impressed me is that he’s not just crazy bull rush and just using all his size. He’s got some football IQ about him, some technique, and I was impressed for a freshman to do that,” Theus said. “With Roquan, it’s just the way he runs. You know, (Alec) Ogletree was able to run sideline to sideline. I think Roquan possesses that same type of ability.” [Emphasis added.]
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