Five important moments from Georgia’s spring game

semerson@macon.comApril 14, 2012 

1. On the game’s opening play, Aaron Murray hit tight end Arthur Lynch over the middle for an 11-yard gain. While freshman Jay Rome has the recruiting accolades, Lynch is the first-team tight end because of his experience and his rapport with Murray, who is also his roommate. Lynch has size, he just needs to show he can be a reliable pass-catcher. He showed that right away, hauling in the pass in coverage.

2. Christian LeMay, playing for the backup offense, hit Rantavious Wooten for a 27-yard gain on LeMay’s first throw. Two plays later he completed a short pass to Rome. It was an encouraging start for LeMay, who needs to show coaches he can be a dependable backup to Murray.

3. Isaiah Crowell’s first rushing attempt wasn’t too noteworthy -- it was a 5-yard gain on a run to the right. But the reaction was interesting, as it drew a warm ovation from the fans. Many Georgia fans booed Crowell as he limped off the field in the SEC championship game. The news has only been good on Crowell since 2012 began, so perhaps the fans were showing their appreciation for that.

4. Justin Scott-Wesley hauled in a 21-yard pass from Murray late in the second quarter, with starting cornerback Branden Smith covering him. Earlier in the first quarter the pair hooked up for a 20-yard catch. The plays show that there’s every indication that Scott-Wesley, a redshirt freshman, is in the plans this fall despite the depth at receiver.

5. Cornelius Washington ran over Kolton Houston in the second quarter and got to tailback Ken Malcome for a loss of 2 yards. Washington was moved to defensive end for the spring in what was deemed an experimental move. The way Washington played the position, it looks like it may be permanent.

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