Dawg Blawg: Signee John Theus 

May, 18, 2012
In less than a month, ESPN 150 offensive lineman John Theus (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles) will arrive in Athens and begin the next stage in his life as a college student athlete. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound prospect chose the Bulldogs over programs like Florida, FSU and Notre Dame, and his addition gives Mark Richt a much needed talent boost to the offensive line with the graduation of starters Cordy Glenn, Justin Anderson and Ben Jones. In this feature, Theus discusses his journey from Jacksonville to Athens.

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Courtesy Paul TheusJacksonville (Fla.) Bolles High OL John Theus was the first to make it official in signing with Georgia on national signing day.
It’s weird to think about where I came from, to where I am now. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was a freshman at 265 pounds and it was my first day of summer workouts. Now I am less than 30 days away from leaving my house for Athens. The last part of my senior year has definitely been a little hectic but also a lot of fun. We just had our senior prom a few weeks ago and with only a couple days of school left, all of my senior friends are ready to head out. I have mixed emotions about leaving home seeing because of how close I am to my family.

But don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely excited about being in Athens with my brother, Nathan, and all the friends I already have up there. Nathan actually is back home now, so my real training for UGA has begun. The workouts that I have been doing are the ones that Coach T [Joe Tereshinski] sent to all of the signees. They are some of the toughest workouts I have done but I know I need them in order to prepare for the 6:30 a.m. summer workouts the best I can.
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