Demetris Robertson will immediately be eligible to play for Georgia this season. Now, the work really begins.

After the Bulldogs’ first scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday, coach Kirby Smart discussed his offense’s new weapon. That includes how Robertson is going to have to adapt to not only playing for a new team, but playing against teams that utilize a different style than he’s used to seeing.

“In high school, he played defensive back, he played everything. He probably played at a level where it didn’t matter who he was going against, he was going to outrun him,” Smart said. “He’s playing in the SEC now. There’s guys just as fast as him out there. In this league, you find out real quick when you get bump and run every down when you play South Carolina, Kentucky and Florida, Auburn, they’re going to bump and run you every down. That’s not exactly where he came from.”

However, Smart is impressed by Robertson, who was granted his waiver to play this season by the NCAA on Friday.

“He’s gone out and competed every day,” Smart said. “He’s probably not in the shape that our guys are because our guys go through this summer running and lifting. He didn’t do that. I know he worked out on his own, but it’s never the same. But I’m really pleased with his work ethic. His conditioning has really got to improve for him to help us this season.”

Robertson transferred from Cal, choosing Georgia over Alabama, Texas and West Virginia. He sustained a season-ending leg injury two games into the 2017 season and opted to leave Cal in June for “personal reasons.”

If Robertson can go through conditioning and get into game shape, it’s possible he could contribute to the Bulldogs’ offense this season. Georgia opens the year against Austin Peay on Sept. 1.

For more of Smart’s comments from Saturday, watch below: