For freshman cornerback Reggie Wilkerson, there's nothing quite as exciting as having an open slate to compete for a starting position.
That's exactly the approach the former North Marion High standout will take onto the practice field once the Bulldogs kick off spring practice March 2.
"It's an open slate right now. No job is secure," Wilkerson said. "It's all about coming in and putting the work in. Do that and anything can happen."
As one of Georgia's 13 enrollees, Wilkerson will have an opportunity to make a quick first impression.
With Shaquille Wiggins and Brendan Langley still finishing out their high school year, Wilkerson - as the only early enrollee at the position - will get the initial look.
Boundary corner will be his home, the same position Wiggins is expected to compete for once he arrives on campus in early June.
"It's going to be crazy but we talk about that a lot," Wilkerson said. "We're both going to be working to get that one job but playing with Shaq is going to be really great because he keeps everybody happy. He always has everybody laughing. Shaq's a good guy."
The two cornerbacks share something else in common as well.
Wiggins (5-10, 165) and Wilkerson (5-11, 162) are both approximately the same size, and both are working hard to add a few more pounds of muscle before fall practice begins in August.
Wilkerson claims they'll bring plenty more.
"We're not the biggest, but we'll bring some toughness, some great ball instincts and somebody who's going to give 100 percent on every play," Wilkerson said. "Leadership, encouragement, everything
little things that can help this team win the big game."
He says other freshmen will have their opportunities for early playing time as well.
"I think once Tramel (Terry) gets healthy, he's going to be a good asset. He can play. Reggie Davis is good. We've got other guys who I think will have a heckuva year," Wilkerson said. "(Wiggins), Brendan Langley, we've got some guys who will get after it. (Reggie) Carter, Ryne Rankin
we've got a good class."