It's easy to see why somebody might consider Tray Matthews "the face" of Georgia's 2013 signing class.
A four-star performer, one which Rivals.com ranked as the 44th-best player in the nation, the former Newman High standout was also a social media butterfly on Twitter as recruitniks became quite familiar with the exploits of TriggaTray_28.
But according to Matthews, that's fine with him.
"You can kind of say that, but that's what I'm looking for," Matthews said. "I want to be the leader of this class."
Apparently, the baton has already been passed.
According to Matthews, he's already been given that task by the player he hopes to replace - former Bulldog free safety Bacarri Rambo.
"He said don't try to be like me, try to be better than me," Matthews said. "That's my mindset and if I want to be better than him, I've got to keep working hard."
But Matthews has his goals set much higher than that.
Not only does he intend to help the Bulldog secondary this upcoming fall, he has every intention of earning Rambo's starting free safety spot.
"That's exactly why I came in early. If I didn't want to come in and try to win the starting job I would have just stayed at Newnan and played basketball," Matthews said. "So yeah, I definitely see myself as having a chance. I have high expectations for myself. Me and my parents set high goals for myself. I have high standards. I feel with my work ethic and my abilities I can come in (and start), but I've got to put in the work, stay humble, stay grounded and get in the playbook."
Matthews already knows a thing or two about trying to fill some sizeable shoes.
As a freshman at Newnan High, Matthews played behind none other than former Bulldog linebacker Alec Ogletree, then a senior who at the time was one of the country's top safety prospects.
"That was a lot of pressure trying to fill those shoes, but my dad and I talked, he coached me up and told me pressure is a small thing to a giant," Matthews said. "I just kept that in my head, so instead of trying to be like Alec, I tried to be better."
Matthews figures to get every opportunity to realize his goal.
With Rambo no longer in the picture, he figures to have an excellent chance.
Rising junior Connor Norman is the only returning letterman who was on Georgia's Capital One Bowl depth chart, although fellow 2013 signees Shaquille Fluker, Kennar Johnson, Quincy Mauger and Paris Bostick will also get a long look once they arrive on campus in June.
Still, Matthews remains confident.
"I see myself as a ball hawk," he said. "I love to hit; that's what strong safeties do, but I also like to get interceptions. I played wide receiver last year and that helped my ball skills. I hope it helped, because I don't want to be dropping any picks on national TV."