October 18, 2007

Checking in with UGA's Freshmen

National Signing Day 2007 saw the Georgia Bulldogs sign 23 players to letters-of-intent. Of the 23, nine have played, including five true freshmen - Clint Boling, Trinton Sturdivant, Vance Cuff, Bruce Figgins and Rennie Curran Today, we take a look back at the class of 2007, who's played, who hasn't, and what Bulldog fans might expect from this current class in the years to come.

OL Justin Anderson (6-5, 328): "Bean" as he is affectionately called, was thought to be a candidate to play after transferring from Hargrave Military College. However, some early weight issues kept the former Irwin County star on the sideline while he adjusts to life as a Division I-A player. Anderson traveled with the team to Alabama after the ankle injury to Scott Haverkamp. Barring a rash of injuries, Bean will redshirt this year before figuring into the offensive line rotation next fall.

DE Neland Ball (6-6, 238): Ball has all kind of talent but coaches knew from the get-go that he was going to redshirt simply so he could put on some weight. He's done that. At 218 pounds when he arrived in June, Ball is up to approximately 238 pounds and coaches feel he can develop into a Quentin Moses-type performer for the Bulldogs down the road.

OG Clint Boling (6-5, 290): Boling has been the biggest surprise of Georgia's 2007 signees, going from a player originally thought would help out on the defensive side to the Bulldogs' starting right guard. Though just a freshman, Boling has held up well in his first year, and although he's battled his share of inconsistencies, it's easy to see why the former Chattahoochee High star has a chance to start all four years and eventually win some league honors before his time at Georgia is through.

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