When a four-star recruit goes through his first fall camp as a collegiate player, the thought of switching from the defensive side of the football to offense probably isn’t expected. Yet, that’s exactly what happened to Georgia’s Detric Bing-Dukes.
Bing-Dukes was recruited as a linebacker and began camp as part of the defense. However, Georgia’s coaching staff decided to permanently moved him to fullback, according to The Macon Telegraph‘s Seth Emerson.
The move won’t be entirely foreign to Bing-Dukes. The freshman played some running back in high school. He officially made the move to the backfield Monday.
“It was a fast change,” freshman tailback Nick Chubb told the Athens Banner-Herald‘s Marc Weiszer. “It was great to get him in the (running backs) room with us.”
Bing-Dukes may have an opportunity to contribute early. Projected starter Merritt Hall continues to be sidelined due to an undisclosed injury, and the junior could miss a significant amount of time.
Bing-Dukes will compete with Taylor Maxey, Cameron Faulkner, Quayvon Hicks and Matthew Hicks to replace Hall.
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