Georgia adds project edge-rusher as preferred walk-on

Sep 24, 2016; Oxford, MS, USA: Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart yells during the first quarter of the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mississippi won 45-14. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports.

Georgia has added another recruit to its loaded class, but this one won’t cost the Bulldogs a scholarship.

Shiloh High School (Ga.) edge-rusher Kolby Wyatt announced on Twitter that he will be playing at UGA as a preferred walk-on:

Wyatt’s commitment note states he did not play football until his senior year of high school. As a newcomer to the sport, it’s no surprise that there does not appear to be many profiles of Wyatt on the major recruiting services. The website offers a brief assessment of Wyatt:

Wyatt is new to sport of football. He has very light feet and does a good job playing the edge due to his quickness. He is playing DE and TE for his HS and it’s hard to say which side he’ll end up. He is very raw right now, but has a whole summer to improve on both sides of the ball. Cannot teach 6’4″.

A highlight video from Wyatt’s senior season gives Bulldogs fans some idea of what the UGA coaches are working with in trying to develop the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder into a dynamic pass-rusher:

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  • UGA needs that size and body type at WR.

    • If he’s quick, has speed and hands I think he’d make a great WR. A few years in a D1 system can really help him improve on his technique no matter where he plays. I think he’s need to bulk up a bit to play DE

    • Agreed – that’s exactly what Kirby’s looking for in WR. 30 more pounds and he could be a OLB or TE. Lots of possibilities with this kid’s future, given he’s just learning the game.

      • If he has a good “wingspan”, Kirby will most likely have him play DE. 6’4″ and some pounds added will be a good fit for that position.
        He could be the next defensive diamond in the rough.