Saturday in Athens is back, as the Bulldogs will take part in the G-Day Game this Saturday.
This is only a small taste of what to expect from the Bulldogs this upcoming season, but that doesn’t mean fans aren’t excited to see the Bulldogs banging heads at Sanford Stadium.
What fans are the most excited about is the new players who will take the field on Saturday. The Bulldogs have some talented incoming freshmen playing in the game, and this will be the first time those players will get a taste of what Athens will be like in the fall.
However, there are also some players to watch who have been on the roster and are either looking to make a comeback or earn a starting spot after being a reserve.
So, who are the players fans need to keep an eye on as they watch the spring game?
Jacob Park, QB
Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta are looking like they have the edge on Jacob Park when it comes to the starting quarterback competition.
But Park could be the most talented of the three, and he will get a chance to prove it on Saturday.
Park worked with the scout team last year, and the coaches loved the way he was able to simulate the opposing quarterbacks. Now that he’s a redshirt freshman, Park is battling Ramsey and Bauta for the No. 1 quarterback spot.
Park has the arm and mobility to be a great quarterback for the Bulldogs. He may be down on the depth chart, but there is still plenty of time for him to move up, and it starts with a strong G-Day performance.
A.J. Turman, RB
There is no question the depth at running back is deep. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel will be leading the charge this season, and Keith Marshall will also be in the mix.
With that said, fans should keep an eye on A.J. Turman because he’s having the best spring out of all the running backs.
Turman has not played in a football game since his senior high school season in 2012 because he redshirted in 2013 and was sidelined all of last season with a foot injury. But now he’s 100 percent, and he’s been playing like a guy who wants to steal carries from Chubb, Michel and Marshall.
In the second spring scrimmage last Saturday, Turman rushed for 140 yards on 22 carries and scored twice with the second-team offense.
With the coaches limiting Chubb’s work this spring, and both Marshall and Michel nursing different injuries, Turman will have a chance to show the fans what he’s made of.
Jonathan Ledbetter, DT
If there is a true freshman to watch this Saturday, it would have to be Jonathan Ledbetter from Tucker, Georgia. According to Jake Rowe of 247Sports, the defensive tackle has been impressing the coaching staff.
Ledbetter may not be a starter this season because of the depth on the defensive line, but he has proven that he can play at the college level this season and should be part of the defensive line rotation this fall.
Fans will not be disappointed when they watch Ledbetter on Saturday.
Jake Ganus, LB
The fans will also not be disappointed when they see linebacker Jake Ganus in action. The transfer from UAB has been making plays all throughout spring and is really making a case to be the starter at inside linebacker.
New #UGA inside linebacker Jake Ganus has led both of Georgia's scrimmages in tackles. Has racked up 19 tackles this spring.— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) April 4, 2015
Ganus is coming off a scrimmage where he led all defenders with 10 tackles. That is not a surprise because he led the Blazers in tackles over the last two seasons.
With this being his senior season, Ganus wants to finish his college career in strong fashion—especially with him leaving UAB due to the school shutting down the football program. He has had the best spring out of everyone on the roster, and he’ll shine again in the spring game.