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Coach Smart gives Health Update on Receiver Group


Freshman WR Adonai Mitchell has been a bright spot this offseason. (Photo: UGA Sports Comm)

ATHENS, Ga. – Head Coach Kirby Smart met with the media Saturday afternoon and offered the following comments regarding today’s scrimmage and gave updates on the receiving group that has seemed to have more bumps & bruises this fall camp than catches and yards!



On the progress of Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, Justin Robinson, and Arian Smith...

"Yeah, each one of those guys has had a competitive, tough, physical camp. Each one has a different skill set. So, Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint is a tough, contested-catch guy. He works so hard day-in and day-out with everything he's got. He's a really good special teams player. You know, Justin has taken on a little bit more ownership, in that I'm [Robinson] going to be able to help this team and have a bigger role in this team, whether it's special teams, as a wide receiver, and doing other things - he's getting better. And then Arian, coming from track, he missed some of the summer workouts, and we had to shut him down and not do everything. He's bounced back; he's been battling a couple of injuries the last couple of weeks. He's had some turf toe injuries, a toe-nail that got stepped on it was just bad, really bad. But he's missed a little time. But they all three have a different skill set and they all three are competitors. They continue to grow into that receiver rotation."

On players like John Fitzpatrick, Arik Gilbert and Dominick Blaylock returning from injury…

“We are hopeful to get all of those guys back soon. That is the plan with really all of the guys that are injured- we don’t have an injury where there are guys out for a long amount of time. We are hopeful to get all of those guys back, I mean every one of them are day-to-day- I mean some of the guys you mentioned can practice now and are practicing. Each one is a different situation but I expect to be full tilt when Clemson comes, when it comes time to play them. We had more guys today than we did at the last scrimmage, we are in a good position.”


On Jermaine Burton and Kearis Jackson participating in the scrimmage…

Jermaine (Burton) and Kearis (Jackson) both went today and practiced. We’re pretty much full load there at wide receiver. Those guys all got to practice, compete and get better. It was good to have Jermaine out there because he had missed some time in our camp and spring practice as well.”