Kirby Smart names two true freshmen he thinks can help the Georgia offense in 2017
The Georgia Bulldogs are getting a good look at their 2017 recruiting class, which was rated No. 2 in the SEC and No. 3 in the country by 247Sports.
Already, a couple of offensive players from Philadelphia — RB D’Andre Swift and WR Mark Webb — have stood out to second-year coach Kirby Smart.
After Tuesday’s practice session, Smart told OnlineAthens.com that he believes both players can help the Georgia offense this year:
“Y’all got to see Swift the other day,” Smart said. “He’s done a good job. He’s a very serious competitive young man. Mark Webb, a very serious, competitive young man. Those guys are kind of starting to hit that day eight wall. Some of them haven’t had to compete at this level for this long. We’re going to keep pushing them through because we think those guys can help us this year.”
Webb may be able to have more of an impact than Swift this year, as the Bulldogs need receivers to step up. Swift, on the other hand, will be competing for carries with star RBs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.
Only time will tell if either freshman receives playing time in 2017, but Smart likes what he’s seen from the talented athletes so far this summer.