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Georgia moves four-star recruit from LB to FB

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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.

(Photo courtesy of Rivals.com)

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3 Responses to “Georgia moves four-star recruit from LB to FB”
  1. shaunodame says: Aug 13, 2014 1:59 AM

    Jesussss does Georgia really have 6 fullbacks on their roster?! That’s unheard of nowadays… shades of 1975

  2. woebegong says: Aug 13, 2014 5:11 AM

    Shaunodame,

    Their fullbacks are often used like TE’s and visa versa in their offense. Short passes go to them and it allows them to have the outlet pass, when the coverage is too good downfield to pass deep. It can also give them a player to worry the defense a little more as they can use short crossing patterns out of the backfield, that will occupy the linebackers on defense. It is just a little twist to add variety to the pro style offense. They have some big kids there, so they can plow for some of the tough yardage as well.

  3. microbrewuga says: Aug 13, 2014 8:02 AM

    We need 6 deep at every position, we are somewhat injury prone.

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