Georgia's secondary: How it looks now

semerson@macon.comJune 11, 2014 

Defensive back Reggie Wilkerson (9) talks with head coach Mark Richt before a game last year, when Wilkerson took a medical redshirt.


ATHENS - It's been almost a full month since my post-spring primer on Georgia's secondary. And since this is the secondary we're talking about, obviously stuff has happened since then.

Tray Matthews' dismissal tops the list, but this week we also have word that redshirt freshman Reggie Wilkerson is shifting from cornerback to safety. A source confirmed the move. Wilkerson, who sat out last year after tearing his ACL in June of 2013, could have been a candidate to move to receiver, a la Brendan Langley. But defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt apparently still likes Wilkerson's long-term potential as a defensive back.

The roster machinations may not be done, especially since Pruitt could mix and match in the preseason, shifting guys from safety to cornerback and vice versa, as he did in spring practice. Still, it's probably a good time to take stock of where Georgia is in the secondary. I'll refrain from a depth chart, and instead will list players based on my own educated pecking order, as things stand now, along with college stats, when applicable:

Damian Swann, Sr. ..... 28 starts, 37 games, 115 tackles, four INTs
J.J. Green, soph. .......... No defensive stats
Malkom Parrish, Fr.
Aaron Davis, R-Fr.
Shattle Fenteng, Jr.
Sheldon Dawson, Jr. ..... 1 start, 25 games, 25 tackles
Devin Bowman, Jr. ....... 1 start, 22 games, 9 tackles
Kennar Johnson, Jr.
Shaquille Jones, Fr.
Tristan Askew, Jr. ........ (at Eastern Oregon): 67 tackles, four INT

Corey Moore, Sr. ....... 7 starts, 38 games, 50 tackles, one INT
Quincy Mauger, Soph. ... 7 starts, 13 games, 57 tackles, one INT
Dominick Sanders, Fr.
Tramel Terry, R-Fr.
Reggie Wilkerson, R-Fr.

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