Chris Mayes to enroll in January 

October, 22, 2012
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In Georgia’s 3-4 defensive scheme, the value of a big, talented nose guard cannot be understated.

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Kelly Kline/Icon SMIIf Kwame Geathers opts for the NFL, Georgia would need to fill a big hole.
When the Bulldogs don’t have a solid starter at nose, the defense sputters, as was evident in 2010. The following year with junior college transfer John Jenkins manning the middle, Georgia ended the season ranked No. 5 in the nation in total defense. In 2013, Jenkins will be gone and Kwame Geathers, if he sticks around for his senior year, will need some help.

Enter Chris Mayes (Griffin, Ga./Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College).
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