"It's great to learn from them," said Jeremy Lomax. "Charles is on one side – Quentin is on the other, and he was second in the SEC in sacks last year. Both of them bring something to the table that I can learn from."
At Lovejoy, Lomax was an All-State Honorable Mention after racking up 184 tackles and 24 career sack, but he's played in only four games his entire career at Georgia with one tackle and four quarterback pressures. He redshirted in 2004 behind Moses, Charles Johnson and David Pollack, and then sat out most of the rest of 2005 with an ankle injury he suffered against Mississippi State.
With his return from injury, Lomax will have to fight his way to more playing time this fall. Before he got hurt last year he felt comfortable with the amount of time he got.
"We have a great rotation," he said. "I think I am going to get my snaps again like I did before. I felt like I got a pretty good amount of snaps. I think I will be back in the rotation."
Lomax underwent surgery during Sugar Bowl practices, then sat out all of Georgia's spring drills. Now completely recovered, he knows that getting back onto the gridiron is important.
"I am feeling great. I am finally healthy," Jeremy Lomax explained. "I am ready to play."
The 6-4, 235 redshirt sophomore has also struggled to keep weight on, a problem common for players his size that have a background in basketball. He described it as one of the most difficult things he's had to do since coming to college last fall, but his work is starting to pay off.
"I have gained 15 pounds over the summer," he said with a smile. "I am about 235 now."