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.”