Erickson says he can be Georgia's next punter

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Georgia’s signing class in February included a punter considered the next in line after the departures of Drew Butler, the Bulldogs all-time leader in punting average.

Things don’t always turn out like expected.

Adam Erickson knows that because he knows Gordon Ely-Kelso.

Both were soccer players who walked on as Georgia punters.

Ely-Kelso won Georgia’s punting job in 2003 and held onto it for four seasons.

Erickson said he beleives he has a shot to be Georgia’s punter even though signee Collin Barber will arrive this summer along with kicker Marshall Morgan.

“Ever since I came in working with Drew and talking with Drew, he’s been telling me I’m going to have a shot,” Erickson said. “He sees that potential.”

The competition to replace him hasn’t been a focal point this spring, so coach Mark Richt said he doesn’t have a good gauge on the candidates at the position.

“Nah, not yet,” Richt said. “We’ve done a lot of drill work for our punt team, but we haven’t done a lot of punting.”

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