Jake Fromm identifies WR he expects to step up in 2019
One of the biggest Georgia football offseason storylines has been the question mark at wide receiver. Dawgs fans are well aware – the team’s top pass-catchers elected to enter the NFL Draft and then Jeremiah Holloman got dismissed from the team. While no one is worried about the UGA passing attack, most observers can’t help but ask, “Who’s going to step up?” In a recent chat with the SEC Network, QB Jake Fromm offered a suggestion.
“I don’t want to put added pressure on guys but Matt Landers, he has done an incredible job,” Fromm said. “I think he’s ready to take that step. He’s a guy who has kind of been a work in progress for awhile. I really think he’s ready to take that step. He had a great spring. He’s had a great summer so far. He’s coming in, he’s doing extra, he’s doing all the right things. I’m looking for big things out of him and hopefully he can do well.”
Landers probably isn’t a name many Georgia fans were expecting to hear. A 3-star recruit in the class of 2017, Landers wasn’t a marquee signee and has yet to record any stats in his Bulldogs career besides appearing in four games last season. What does stand out on Landers’ official bio is his height: 6-5. He was a lean 182 pounds coming out of St. Petersburg, Florida, but has bulked up to 200 pounds going into his redshirt sophomore year. It’s presumably a wide-open receiver competition in Athens this fall, and Landers should see the field as a mismatch nightmare at the very least.