After spending last season in the backfield, Georgia Bulldogs fullback Quayvon Hicks and running back J.J. Green are in the process of moving to new positions.
According to a report by Dog Bytes Online, Green took reps at cornerback during Georgia’s recent spring practices, while Hicks began working with the tight ends.
Green said he’s excited to hit people again:
“I just wanted to hit people again. I got tired of being hit.
“One day the coaches asked me after mat drills, ‘You want to play defense?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ So it was really my choice. If I didn’t want to play, I could have stayed at running back.”
As for Hicks, head coach Mark Richt thinks the 265-pound bruiser has shown flashes of brilliance at his new position:
“I’ll say this: For the short time that he’s played tight end, he’s doing some good things. He’s catching the ball well. He’s running routes better than you think a guy would just starting out. Maybe he was watching those tight ends all this time, but he’s really got a pretty decent knack for route running by using his body to shield off defenders. He snatches the ball well and he runs pretty good.”
In other position-change news, Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley was recently shifted to Jedi.
[Source: Dog Bytes Online]