July 24, 2006

Youngsters abound in UGA secodary

Like all other programs, the Georgia Bulldogs have plenty of questions they need to answer in fall camp before their trot out onto the field for the season opener on Sept. 2nd, but, despite loosing three starters in the secondary from last year's SEC Championship team, that is one area that is boiling over with possible answers.

The Bulldogs have signed four defensive backs in both of their last two classes, and everywhere you look there are fresh faces.

With the exception of safety Tra Battle, even the veterans still seem like relative newcomers. Junior Kelin Johnson, who has started just one game, has played in 25 over the past two seasons, while cornerback Paul Oliver has played in the same amount of contests but started only two games. The other starting cornerback, junior Thomas Flowers, hopes to get his first start against Western Kentucky.

Of all of the starters, Flowers' job seems to be in the most jeopardy as a host of youngsters are looking to climb the depth chart immediately. Chief among them is freshman Asher Allen who joined the team in December and promptly passed up redshirt freshman Bryan Evans for the number two spot behind Flowers.

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