Pruitt Moves Three Dawgs

ATHENS - Georgia returned to the practice field Tuesday after the first spring scrimmage with some changes made on defense.

Junior college transfer Chuks Amaechi was working at outside linebacker, where he got plenty of attention from assistant coach Kevin Sherrer.

Redshirt freshman Keyon Brown moved from outside linebacker to the defensive line and freshman Natrez Patrick was with the inside linebackers after shifting from outside linebacker.

“Natrez, he just had a natural feel for it,” first-team inside linebacker Reggie Carter said of the 6-3, 250-pounder from Mays High in Atlanta. “He can play any of them. He can play outside. He can play inside. That kid is a baller. You can tell he loves football the way he practices. …Even today, he didn’t know none of the stuff, but the feel he had for it, it was natural. It was unreal.”

Jordan Jenkins said he and fellow outside linebacker Davin Bellamy talked after an earlier practice that Amaechi might make the move from inside linebacker.

“Chuks, he’s a fast cat,” Jenkins said of the Avondale, Ariz. native listed at 6-3 and 220 pounds. “He’s not the tallest, but he can bend and he’s quick as ever, man. …I don’t know if it’s just a thing for today or he’s doing both. He’s a heck of an athlete. I’m pretty sure he could play both of them.”

On the defensive line, nose guard Chris Mayes said the 6-3, 247-pound Brown “definitely is learning. He’s getting the hang of it. He’s a fighter. He learned from the outside, putting his hand in the dirt.”


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