Friday, February 4, 2011

2011 Recruiting Wrap Up: Assessing the Depth Chart - Quarterback

*This is the first in a multi-part series examining the Georgia depth chart following National Signing Day.

Depth Chart
1. Aaron Murray, Redshirt Sophomore
2. Hutson Mason, Sophomore
3. Christian Lemay, Freshman (early enrollee)

Aaron Murray had an amazing freshman season in 2010 that will go down as one of the best overall seasons for a quarterback in Georgia history. Unfortunately, a bad performance in the Liberty Bowl prevented him from setting a number of Georgia single season records. He sits comfortably atop the quarterback depth chart and will most likely be there for the next 2-3 seasons.

Hutson Mason played sparringly last fall, however he did throw for a touchdown on hist first career pass. He will head into the spring and summer at #2 on depth chart, but will battle with Christian LeMay to keep that spot. The highlights of Lemay in high school show he has all the skills of a true dual-threat quarterback. While he could take the backup job from Mason, my hope is that the coach staffing will redshirt him, leaving him with atleast two years to be a starter in Athens. Of course, all that could change if (heaven forbid) Murray got hurt.


Cojones said...

It's not only stats generated that separates this group from other QBs elsewhere. They are positive almost to a flaw, they are tough mentally and physically and they have the entire Bulldog Nation waiting to see all three play. While Aaron is no slouch, LeMay can turn the corner on QB plays and has trained almost to the point of professionalism. His straightforward replies to questions has led me to infer that we made the correct move in getting him to UGA. What's not to like in this group?

Sic'em boys.