Georgia to keep Shaquery Wilson at running back
With Nick Chubb still limited and Brendan Douglas battling lingering injuries in the spring, the Georgia Bulldogs were forced to shift sophomore receiver Shaquery Wilson to running back just to have adequate numbers at the position to practice.
After exiting the spring and liking the progress he has seen from the former receiver, Kirby Smart plans to keep Wilson at running back for the time being.
“He felt like after spring ball that’s what he wanted to do,” Smart said according to Dawg Nation. “He was very encouraged by his progress and thinks he can pick up on things. He didn’t get but three practices before the spring game. So he’s really excited about doing it and opening some things up.”
Wilson has yet to register any stats for the Bulldogs in a regular season game. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Wilson will be the tallest running back on the roster by far, as Sony Michel and Douglas are both listed as 5-foot-11.
Despite his lack of experience in the backfield, Smart sounds excited about what Wilson could potentially bring to the offense in need of some playmakers capable of creating mismatches for the defense.
“He’s kind of a different running back than those other guys,” Smart said. “Probably more in the Sony mold, run and catch the ball, flex out. So we’re excited about using him that way. I was pleased to hear that he wanted to do it.”
If Chubb is at all limited once the season begins, the more insurance Georgia can have in the backfield the better considering the question marks regarding every quarterback currently on the roster.