A couple freshmen having an impact for Georgia in fall camp
Isaiah McKenzie. Isaiah Wynn. Learn these two names. Because they’ll be surprise players for Georgia this season.
McKenzie, a 5-foot-7 receiver/returner, who was already expected to see playing time on special teams has made plays early in camp, according to The Telegraph. McKenzie caught a pass in the flat and made a couple defenders miss during Tuesday’s practice. “It was nice. It was real smooth,” quarterback Hutson Mason told Macon.com.
The freshman speedster from Fort Lauderdale was the more highly regard prospect of the two, and with the Bulldogs’ injury issues at wideout, there’s certainly room to earn playing time on the outside with the unknown status of veterans Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley. McKenzie has also been working at punt and kick return, competing with fellow receiver Chris Conley and senior cornerback Damien Swann. It won’t be his speed, though, that will decide who fields kicks.
“If you don’t field the ball and don’t protect it, it doesn’t matter how well you can run,” head coach Mark Richt told The Telegraph.
As for Wynn, the other freshman named Isaiah is making a serious play for the remaining left guard job on a veteran offensive line. Wynn has been playing with the first team at left guard and competing for the number two center spot with a stable of other guys. The 6-foot-2, 283-pound lineman from St. Petersburg has impressed many throughout camp.
“The first day we did drills this summer, I saw him and I was just like: Wow,” senior center David Andrews told Macon.com.