There is some debate surrounding how much a true fullback will be used this season in Mark Richt's offense. Southerland is inexperienced, but talented – he may have snatched the starting spot from Williams by the end of the season. However, that does not mean Richt will be satisfied with using Southerland.
Georgia is blessed with more depth at tailback than perhaps any other team in the SEC. Two-back sets could be the norm this season. Still, when the fullback is used in Georgia's offense, Southerland has all of the skills needed to make that position a weapon for the Bulldogs.
If Southerland doesn't, for some reason, make a splash on offense, look for him to wreak havoc on special teams all season long.