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Wilson, Smith Preview First SEC Matchup

ATHENS, Ga. — University of Georgia junior Arian Smith and redshirt sophomore Jared Wilson met with the media Wednesday evening after practice and offered the following comments.

#11 Arian Smith | WR | Jr.

On what some of his biggest physical and mental obstacles were coming back from injuries…

“The mental part of the obstacles I was facing just made me feel like I was weak. I didn’t feel like I was strong enough because I just couldn’t stay healthy. With that mental aspect, I just try to stay positive, and stay around my guys so they can keep me going.”

On Rara Thomas’ progress since getting to Georgia…

“He’s gotten much better with the play calling, by seeing single coverage and how he’s lining up. It’s only week three, but he’s really developed with seeing coverages, getting lined up and making plays.”

On Daylen Everette…

“He has the ability to really stay patient. A lot of guys will fall for the first move, but he’s not going to fall for the first move. He’s got some great catch-up speed, so those two things are what he’s been really good at.”

#55 Jared Wilson | OL | RSo.

On where he has developed the most while playing at Georgia…

“Definitely the mental aspect. Coming out of high school I was a tackle. Then coming here, I moved to guard. I played a year and a half at guard and then I started playing center a little bit. The mental part was definitely the biggest jump for me coming to Georgia.”

On which upperclassmen offensive lineman has helped him learn the most…

“I feel like our room is one of the tightest groups in the country, honestly. We’re so close, we

hang out outside of the facility. We do things off the field. If I have to say one guy, I’d

probably say Sedrick (Van Pran). Moving to center is a lot, especially here in this offense and when Coach Monken was here and how he ran things. Sedrick has been a great mentor to me.”

On the key to being versatile along the offensive line…

“I think one thing I have is athleticism. I think I’m pretty athletic. Being able to move laterally

from the left side to the right side then the middle of the line, I think my athleticism is where the

versatility comes from.”

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