ATHENS – No experience? No problem. OK, so it's not quite that simple for Georgia's current quarterback competition.
But the low man on the totem poll for the job is pretty excited about what the future has in store, in large part because so much remains unknown.
"One of the things that most excited me about it was that when I come in, from Day 1, I'll have the chance to compete for a job - whether that's the starting position from Day 1 or to be the backup," said Hutson Mason, Georgia's lone quarterback commitment for the 2010 signing class.
Mason, a senior at Lassiter High School, will join redshirt freshmen Aaron Murray and Zach Mettengerger along with rising junior Logan Gray in the race to become Georgia's next starting quarterback this fall. In the meantime, however, the experience level could take a quick nosedive as Gray could be on the verge of a position change.
"With the chance of Logan Gray moving to the secondary or receiver, you'd be looking at two redshirt freshmen and a true freshman at quarterback for Georgia," said Mason, who threw for 54 touchdowns and led his team to a 13-1 record as a senior at Lassiter. "That's extremely young. There's zero experience there. Whoever's going to be the starter is going to have a lot of pressure on him as a young guy."