Dean Ready for Georgia

Jad Dean, considered by most experts to be one of the top placekickers in the country coming out the southeast, has his sites set on thing- the Georgia game. Dean talks about his future adjustment to collegiate level in this report.

Jad Dean has seen things cool down quite a bit since signing day 2003 has passed him by.

"I haven't heard a whole lot from the coaches, but I did get a letter from Coach Bowden the other day," said Dean while watching the Tigers first spring practice of the year on Saturday.

"He said that I'll probably be the only one that won't redshirt and that I'll be handling kickoffs and long field goals next season, so I'm looking forward to it."

One of the biggest adjustments in going from high school to the collegiate level is learning how to kick off the ground, but for Dean, that doesn't seem to be too big of a problem.

"It's all mental, really. I've hit field goals from 60+ off the ground in practice and they've easily cleared the crossbar, so I'm not too worried," said Dean.

The former Greenwood star has been hitting the weights since early January and he'll continue to work on his strength training before heading up to Clemson later this summer.

"I can't wait for the first game against Georgia," Dean said before heading up to the Clemson-South Carolina baseball game Saturday afternoon.

"It's going be great..."

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