It was pretty evident Tray Matthews was a good football player when he played for Newnan, but he took a few folks by surprise when he yanked the starting safety spot for himself the spring he arrived on campus.
Matthews will be the true freshman who plays the most this season. He will also be the one with the most on his back. In less than nine months Matthews will have to learn all of the intricacies of the 3-4 defense, which seems rather difficult to imagine he could do – even if he is bright.
He's got that hurdle to overcome, and the fact that he won't have Josh Harvey-Clemons out there with him against Clemson. Matthews' task won't be easy in the early part of the season, but the time afternoon turns to night in Jacksonville, Matthews should be comfortable with everything at Georgia – and that's the time when championships are won or lost.