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Georgia practice notes: Freshman WR Riley Ridley looks to be impressing coaching staff

Jason Butt

Georgia offense during spring practice

A few clips from Georgia's Thursday spring practice.
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A few clips from Georgia's Thursday spring practice.

At least one young receiver appears to have made an early impression on Georgia's coaching staff.

True freshman Riley Ridley, an early-enrollee who committed to Georgia in December, was spotted running with the first four receivers during Thursday's practice. The Bulldogs do need some help at the position and should get it from a group of young players working to crack the 2016 rotation.

Isaiah McKenzie and Michael Chigbu were the first two receivers up, with Ridley and Terry Godwin following behind them. During the open portion of practice to the media, receivers spent about seven minutes catching passes from the quarterbacks.

The quarterback order appeared unchanged -- at least in front of reporters -- from Tuesday's practice, with the order going Greyson Lambert, Brice Ramsey and Jacob Eason. Not a whole could be made of the quarterbacks, since each one threw slant routes during a tune-up portion of practice.

But it is of note that Ridley was able to jump up into the top four group. Of course, that could change by Saturday's practice, depending on how head coach Kirby Smart and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney evaluate things.


Once again, Georgia running back Nick Chubb was on the football field taking handoffs from quarterbacks.

Chubb, who is coming off a major knee injury, won't face any contact this spring. But he's doing more on the field than anyone would have thought at this time.

While Chubb took handoffs during one of the warm-up periods of practice, he went off with director of sports medicine Ron Courson to continue doing rehab work.