Georgia Coach Kirby Smart Impressed With Two Of His Offensive Freshmen
After the eighth day of fall practice, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is getting a general idea as to which freshmen may contribute in 2017.
The Bulldogs had the nation’s No. 3 rated class and several of those heralded freshmen are expected to compete for significant playing time.
Five-star running back D’Andre Swift and four-star wide receiver Mark Webb, both from the Philadelphia area, have caught the eye of Coach Smart.
Both players enrolled in May and have received a lot of praise from teammates and coaches. Smart went one step further after today’s practice, signaling out both.
Swift is competing for playing time in a crowded backfield, while Webb is battling several talented freshmen receivers and established upperclassmen. However, the receiver position was not as productive in 2016 as the coaches would have liked, and playing time is up for grabs.
Swift and Webb enrolled in May and have received a lot of praise from teammates and coaches. Smart went one step further after today’s practice, signaling out both. In an interview with Online Athens, the second-year head coach stated he was expecting each player to contribute in 2017.
“Y’all got to see Swift the other day,” Smart said. “He’s done a good job. He’s a very serious competitive young man. Mark Webb, a very serious, competitive young man. Those guys are kind of starting to hit that day eight wall. Some of them haven’t had to compete at this level for this long. We’re going to keep pushing them through because we think those guys can help us this year.”
Philadelphia is a long way from Athens and an unlikely spot for the Dawgs to collect two of the best preps in the nation, but this duo appears to have the talent and determination to make an immediate impact on the program.