Freshman walk-on Rodrigo Blankenship brings a rugby style and could be an option, but Barber is a senior who has played in 35 games.
“All the punters out there put pressure on me and push me,” said Barber, who had a career-low 39.3 average last season. “Like coach said, whoever is more consistent will play. I’m just trying to be the most consistent I can be and the best I can be. I hope he has a great camp too, has a great time. We’ll just see who plays first game.”
Barber said he did not know if punting will be part of Friday’s first preseason scrimmage.
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Some more preseason rankings are out. CBSSports.com pegs Georgia at No. 8 and ESPN The Magazine puts the Bulldogs at No. 10
Rankin, who missed spring practices following February shoulder surgery, said he is on about all of the special team units. “Heck, I like them all as long as I get to hit some people.
Jenkins on fellow outside linebacker D’Andre Walker, a freshman from Fairburn: “He can turn the corner pretty quick, he just needs to put in some extra time and learn the playbook. Down the line, he can be a really great guy. He may not look it but he’s a powerful cat.”
Redshirt sophomore Reggie Wilkerson and freshman Rico McGraw are defensive backs getting work at the star position in passing situations. Floyd plays the star in the nickel package to bring more of a pass rush threat.