Georgia Head Coach Kirby Smart – Trenton Thompson Is A “Stack Monster”
UGA defensive tackle Trenton Thompson could be in for a big 2017. Kirby Smart had good things to say about the former five-star recruit.
After a breakout sophomore year culminating in a MVP performance in Georgia’s Liberty Bowl victory, defensive tackle Trenton Thompson is expected to lead an extremely good Bulldog defense in 2017.
During Kirby Smart’s Fan Day press conference, he had this to say about the 6’5”, 295-pound, Albany junior:
“Trenton has always been what we call a stack monster, meaning you are in the stack — the stack is where the 10 people are, the o-line and the d-line all bunched in a stack. When the ball gets thrown on the perimeter, the best thing Trenton does is he turns and he runs to the ball really fast, so his cover down on short passes and going to get the ball. He is a great energy guy, so I have been pleased with where Trenton is. I think Trenton would be the first to tell you he has to work on his block protection, how he strikes the offensive lineman and the ability to control his gap. He is really quick and he is really athletic, but he does not always control his gap, so he is trying to improve on that. As far as knowing what to do, Trenton is an upperclassmen now. He knows what to do and he practices really hard.”