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"Perhaps the most notable position battle this spring will be at the nose, where John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers played nearly every significant down over the last two seasons. Since the noseguard is one of the most important spots in Grantham’s 3-4 base defense, the Bulldogs have to settle on at least one or two reliable candidates to take over in the middle of the defensive line. Michael Thornton is the lone veteran at the position, while Jonathan Taylor is coming off a redshirt season and could figure heavily into Georgia’s 2013 plans. Also, two early enrollees -- Chris Mayes and John Atkins -- will be key figures in this spring’s competition."