Expectations are often something that players have to deal with. In the case of JT Wall, the expectations come in the form of what Verron Haynes did last season. Wall has proved that he can play the fullback position.
He can score (G-Day game) on the ground, and can catch the ball out of the backfield. He is not Haynes, however, Wall most certainly will impact the Georgia offense in three areas: pass protection, blocking, and catching the ball out of the backfield.
No, Wall probably will not have a break out season the way that Haynes did last season. But that is ok. If Wall can simply play the way that he did late in the season and during the G-Day game, Georgia will do just fine at the fullback position.
What we learned:
We learned that a fullback can really have an impact on the outcome of a game. Verron Haynes' catch against Tennessee proved that. We also learned that JT Wall is a more than capable full back. He proved such blocking for his former fullback friend Haynes.
What was said:
"It's always a good day when you can award a scholarship to a walk-on who has earned it through hard work and dedication to making himself better each day. We expect him to be a solid contributor to our team this fall. J.T. had an outstanding spring and has impressed all our coaches with his hustle, desire, and work ethic." – Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt after awarding Wall a scholarship last Spring.
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