Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei will lead the Tigers against Georgia in Charlotte to open the season, and he’s coming off a season in which he made 2 starts and passed for 914 yards and 5 touchdowns with no interceptions in 235 snaps. He had a 66 percent completion rate.

Uiagalelei discussed the Georgia matchup with local media.

“I’ve been looking at Georgia (on film); great defense. They’ve got great players, a lot of them coming back. Great secondary, lot of transfers coming in. It’s going to be a great game.”

Georgia leads the all-time series 42-18-4, and won the last meeting between the programs in 2014. In fact, Georgia has won 6 of the last 7 meetings.

“I think for the most part, we’re just all excited to play the first game knowing we have a quality opponent in Georgia,” Uiagalelei said. “They’re a real high-caliber team. I think it just makes it that much more fun.”

Uiagalelei said the matchup with JT Daniels shines light on his high school league in California, which also produced Alabama’s Bryce Young.

“I think it just puts into perspective how good that high school league is and how our two high school programs prepared us to come in and play college football,” he said.