ATHENS — Georgia football receiver Demetris Robertson continues to evolve in a talented but young receiving corps this spring.
Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart revealed on Saturday that Robertson is indeed getting some work in the slot, along with the outside receiver positions.
“ I think he’s more comfortable with the offense,” Smart said. “He’s played the F, which puts him in the slot.
“He plays outside, he understands our offense better and he’s also getting more opportunities.”
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Smart said the lack of outside receivers, with the attrition of seniors Jayson Stanley and Ahkil Crumpton has gotten Robertson “pushed to the forefront.”
But it has been more than that for the former FWAA Freshman All-American who began his career at Cal before transferring back to his home state.
Georgia fans who turn out for the G-Day game at 2 p.m. next Saturday will be sure to keep an eye out for the Bulldogs’ No. 16 on offense.
Robertson has clearly made the most of his opportunity to earn the respect of his teammates, which is perhaps the most important element as the 2019 UGA team bonds.
“D-Rob had the best spring out of anyone,” Bulldogs tailback D’Andre Swift said last week. “He’s come along really well.”
Indeed, Smart mentioned Robertson’s versatility to work in the slot following the first scrimmage, too. It’s an indication UGA has identified him as one of the three best targets.
“D-Rob has worked in there, made some plays,” Smart said after Scrimmage One. Kearis (Jackson), obviously, has worked in there, (Willie) Erdman has worked in there.
“That’s an area that, moving forward after the first scrimmage, we’re gonna look at and say, what other pieces do we have of outside guys that could go inside to make sure that we have a threat there.”
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