Freshman OLBs already turning heads 

August, 9, 2012
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ATHENS, Ga. -- From the first day he addressed reporters after a preseason practice, Georgia coach Mark Richt has done nothing but compliment true freshman outside linebackers Jordan Jenkins, James DeLoach and Josh Dawson when asked about their performances.

But perhaps nobody on the Bulldogs’ roster can better evaluate their progress than an offensive tackle who attempts to block them -- and Georgia’s starting left tackle Kenarious Gates also gives them a positive review.

“I’m very surprised. They’re stepping up really well,” Gates said. “They’re playing and we’re competing, like one-on-one, and they’re helping me with my technique and I’m helping them with their technique. So it’s really just competing and it’s not just one, not just two, it’s all of them.”

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