Georgia State’s depth chart…Go!

Georgia State will begin spring football practice on March 6.

While that’s still several days away, here’s something to tide you over: the pre-spring depth chart.

I would caution not to read too much into these things. There’s still a lot of practices between now and the season-opener against South Carolina State at the Georgia Dome.

But, it’s such a beautiful, go-outside-and-play-football type of  day, here you go. I’ll hope you post your thoughts in the comment section (starting with first-string on down):

Quarterback

Kelton Hill

Bo Schlechter

Ben McLane

Running back

Donald Russell

Travis Evans

Parris Lee

Malcolm Smith

Rendell Wilder

Duvall Smimth

Rosevelt Watson

Wide receiver

Albert Wilson

Nathaniel Minor

Bo Carter

Mark Young

Wide receiver

Danny Williams

Lynquez Blair

Zach Jones

Joshua Jackson

Wide receiver

Jordan Giles

Darren McCray

Jabrill Hightower

Daniel King

Tight end

Emmanuel Ogbuehi

Drew Pearson

Alex Smith

Left tackle

Ulrick John

Gabriel Hampton

Nick Nesmith

Left guard

Michael Davis

Cade Yates

Center

Tim Wynn

Ronald Martin

Right guard

Harrison Clottey

David Huey

Kam Cheatam

Jon Marshall Sauls

Right tackle

Grant King

Ramell Davis

Victor Ozieh

DEFENSE

Defensive end

A.J. Portee

John Kelly

Roderick Thompson

Defensive tackle

C.J. Stephens

McClain Head

Nose guards

Terrance Woodard

Marcus Stetzer

Chris Russo

Defensive end

Allen McKay

Qwontez Mallory

Cole Moon

Zach Truitt

Linebacker

Mark Hogan

Jarrell Robinson

Blake Wyatt

Linebacker

Robert Ferguson

Davis Knowles

Sean Jeppeson

Brian Jones

Linebacker/Safety/Hybrid position

Dexter Moody

Akeen Felder

Nick Henderson

Mitchell Vinson

Safety

D’Mario Gunn

Rashad Stewart

Jamaal May

Robert Williams

Kyle Vorster

Safety

Demazio Skelton

Kail Singleton

Arington Jordan

Robert Smith

Cornerback

Demarius Matthews

Nate Anthony

Isaiah Howard

Carl Kananda

Cornerback

Jamal Ransby

Brent McClendon

Kahlil Priddie

SPECIALISTS

Placekicker

Christian Benvenuto

Matt Ehasz

Punter

Matt Hubbard

Bo Schlechter

David Miller

Snapper

Scott McQueen

Holder

Nathaniel Minor

David Miller

55 comments Add your comment

GSU is in Atlanta

February 23rd, 2012
1:55 pm

GSU is in Atlanta

February 23rd, 2012
1:58 pm

Swap Ben for Bo in the QB order

panama

February 23rd, 2012
1:59 pm

First!

Thanks Doug

panama

February 23rd, 2012
2:01 pm

Damn GSU is in Atlanta

Doug you’re right. Gorgeous day for Spring Football

panama

February 23rd, 2012
2:02 pm

Enter your comments here

GStateBen

February 23rd, 2012
2:05 pm

Love Dex at the hybrid position. D’Mario Gunn at Safety is a huge upgrade replacing Brandon Jones. He is a ball hawk.

You can see the areas where the Freshman are going to play right away: Center (Ruskell), Defensive End (King) and Defensive Tackle (Lockley).

GSUBB

February 23rd, 2012
2:14 pm

Strengths: Starting Skill Positions and Secondary

Weakness: Everything else

I sure hope the off-season workouts pay of this year or it is not going going be much prettier than last season.

GStateBen

February 23rd, 2012
2:18 pm

Front 7 as constructed (using 2011 weights) weighs 1662lbs. This is a 22lbs decrease from 2011.

Time to to put some MAJOR work in fellas. We have to stop the run in 2012.

Wait A Sec

February 23rd, 2012
2:25 pm

3 Quarterbacks? None have been suspended yet?

GSU96

February 23rd, 2012
2:27 pm

The first thing that jumped out at me is the fact that the 2010 starting running back is dead last on the depth chart.

Panthersville.com

February 23rd, 2012
2:27 pm

Keep in mind this does not include our recent signees. There will be starters in that bunch.

BetweenTheHedges

February 23rd, 2012
2:28 pm

It’s a beautiful day here in Athens! GO DAWGS!

Sluggo

February 23rd, 2012
2:29 pm

Thanks for the update Doug. Spring ball is right around the corner!

Josh

February 23rd, 2012
2:32 pm

So did Drew Little officially leave the team? Where’d he end up?

Doug Roberson

February 23rd, 2012
2:34 pm

Speed, strength and technique are the goals for the defense, not size, is my understanding.

J-GSU

February 23rd, 2012
2:57 pm

Looks about right. QB behind Kelton will obviously change. Expect a lot of movement on the left side of the OL starting with the C. Not sure what Cole Moon is doing at Defensive End.

GSUdpb

February 23rd, 2012
3:26 pm

@Josh, Little is gone. I don’t believe he’s playing anywhere now.

GaStateChris

February 23rd, 2012
3:55 pm

No Louie Muasau?

GSUBB

February 23rd, 2012
4:48 pm

@J-GSU it is very strange. They cannot seem to find a spot for a kid. Coming out of HS he was probably our highest “ranked” recruit.

Talk about speed, strength, and technique all you want. But at some points in games you are going to have to line man to man and stop someone on short yardage.

PantherCJ

February 23rd, 2012
5:07 pm

Rock on Kelton rock on!

Doug Roberson

February 23rd, 2012
6:31 pm

If I had to guess, Louis isn’t on there while he continues to work on his knee.

GaSouGradInDenial

February 23rd, 2012
8:03 pm

I’m having a hard time finding the Georgia Southern blog.

Georgia Southern is in Atlanta, right?

GSU

February 23rd, 2012
11:47 pm

Why are we as Georgia State fans continually bringing up Georgia Southern? This is a Georgia State blog and all is fine and well until someone decides to post as “GaSouGradInDenial”. Time to take the high road gentlemen. Continue on regarding Georgia STATE athletics.

GSUAlumBaseball81

February 24th, 2012
12:17 am

GASO Gnats are always with us until we go FBS! Then they can try for another Championship that means absolutley nooooothiiiing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol I’m a champion of FCS Wooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA

GaSouthern

February 24th, 2012
10:06 am

Well since you asked, I will tell you. “I’m gonna say it one more time. We are Georgia Southern. Our colors are blue and white. We call ourselves the Bald Eagles. We call our offense the Georgia Power Company … and that’s a terrific name for an offense. Our snap count is ‘rate, hike.’ We practice on the banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek and that’s in Statesboro, Georgia – the gnat capital of America. Our weekends begin on Thursday. The coeds outnumber the men,
3-2. They’re all good-looking and they’re all rich. And folks, you just can’t beat that … and you just can’t beat Georgia Southern. And you ain’t seen nothin yet! ….”
— Erk Russell

GaState will never have any such success, fan pride, tradition, etc. lol @ Bill Curry

GSUtimes2

February 24th, 2012
10:16 am

I say both GSU and GaSo stay quiet until we finally play each other. The QB chart made my eyebrow raise a little. Just underscores the fact that it is VERY early by the fact that Schlecter is still on there and ahead of McClane. I hope he can earn a spot somewhere else but I just don’t see him taking any more snaps at GSU.

KSU Owls: Ride od DIE

February 24th, 2012
10:17 am

Enjoy it while it lasts, G Staters. KSU is coming for that ass.

GSU_MEX_ALUM

February 24th, 2012
10:49 am

WOW…. I really enjoyed that laugh! KSU???? Really? Keep dreaming…

GSU_MEX_ALUM

February 24th, 2012
10:51 am

@ksu: At least GASouthern has a football team so I can see them coming to our blog for attention…

Come back in a few years, haha!

GaSouthern

February 24th, 2012
11:08 am

@GSU_MEX_ALUM- I know you all are excited about the prospects of moving to FBS, but you have not accomplished anything in the FCS yet! I dont think moving to FBS will fare any better for you in terms of winning seasons, conference championships, or least of all, National Champs. FBS will just make you a low-to-mid major, wont increase your season ticket sales, merchandise, etc.

GSU is in Atlanta

February 24th, 2012
11:40 am

One thing that I missed seeing last year were big plays from Danny Williams, and I hope that he can get that connection going again with whomever gets the starting QB role. Albert Wilson helped make up for the lack of Danny’s big plays, but having both of them getting somewhat even amounts of opportunities will only help this offense.

Panama

February 24th, 2012
11:53 am

@GaSouthern

You guys dont get the point. We know we will not be in the BCS National Title. But Mid Major FBS > FCS. Period. Just the facts, no smack. Whatever happens it will have no effect on GaSouthern. Take Care

Panther

February 24th, 2012
12:18 pm

I look forward to Kennesaw getting their football team. Unfortunately for them, it appears now is the time to be trying to move to FBS. I think GSU benefits also from being a research university. That plus our high enrollment really is what is pushing us athletically.

BetweenTheHedges

February 24th, 2012
1:00 pm

There are now 5 Research Universities in the state- all but one of them having football teams. I don’t know if that’s a big reason for helping athletics but it definately isn’t hurting. GO DAWGS!

Carilo

February 24th, 2012
1:56 pm

Within the state university system there are 4 research universities – Tech, UGA, MCG (now GHSU) and GA State. GA Southern is considered a regional university, not a research university. Three have football within the research universities. http://www.usg.edu/inst/group

GaSouthern

February 24th, 2012
1:56 pm

I like winning games, conference championships and national titles. lol @ “we are a research institution” so we will have better athletics, Ga Southern would have beat most any of the CUSA or SunBelt teams last fall- not even on the same league as the top FCS

GaStateGuru

February 24th, 2012
2:34 pm

Kelton 4 heisman!!!

BetweenTheHedges

February 24th, 2012
4:39 pm

Actually, Georgia Southern is now a Carnegie Research institution, so there are 5 total.

BetweenTheHedges

February 24th, 2012
4:40 pm

http://www.usg.edu/inst/profile/georgia_southern_university

Georgia Southern is a Carnegie Doctoral-Research university providing the classic residential campus experience.

Carilo

February 24th, 2012
5:25 pm

Carnegie has 3 classifications for doctoral granting institutions. Tech, UGA, and GA State all are in the highest category – RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity). GA Southern is in the lowest category – DRU: Doctoral/Research Universities. This classification by Carnegie is different than what is set by the University System of Georgia. USG classifies GA Southern as a regional university. See http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/descriptions/basic.php

BetweenTheHedges

February 24th, 2012
5:49 pm

Correct- and all 4 are still research universities. Doesn’t matter on what level.

The Truth

February 24th, 2012
6:11 pm

You’re not on Georgia State’s level.

GNATVILLE, USA

February 24th, 2012
6:14 pm

Since we’re talking about truth. Let me enlighten you Georgia Southern trolls. You trolls love to point out our weak losses in our first two years of existence. So I began to ponder, how did these clowns do in their first two years. Let’s see:

Your first two years under ERK RUSSELL, you lost to something called a CATAWBA and something called a NEWBERRY. Both were NAIA schools at the time, now D-2! See what a little research does? Eh?

So go STEW on that as we have FBS things to deal with!

GSU Is In Statesboro

February 24th, 2012
8:41 pm

You lost to a school THAT NO LONGER EXISTS! In our first two years, we were busy beating teams like Central Florida! We meanwhile went 8-3 in our third year and won titles in our fourth and fifth season. If Georgia State even makes the playoffs by year five, it would be a humorous miracle.

Rhino

February 24th, 2012
9:08 pm

Your players are pretty terrible right now. Thats to be expected. You will get better. Its got to be embarrassing getting beat by some of those no name teams though. Did you guys watch the Georgia Southern vs Alabama game. Hell when you watched that game you felt like there were two really good teams out there. I mean GSU moved the ball more on them than any other team the whole season. 315 yrds rushing against that Bama Defense. WOW! Your team may get there some time. My dad and mom both graduated from Ga State. Good school. Maybe you guys can get your football team going. Its hard to watch I no, especially when you loose to teams like Meat Loaf State. I noticed you guys arguing alot with GSU fans alot. I wouldnt waste my time with them yet, you guys have a ways to go before yall are on that level. You can argue academics with them even though theirs has gotten much better over the last few years and is probably as good as any school in the state now. Just dont get in to it over football with them, that doesnt look good for you guys.

Oh looks like your depth chart is shaping up nicely.

Catawba & Newberry

February 24th, 2012
9:19 pm

Georgia Southern lost to something called a Catabwa and something called a Newberry. I don’t care who you beat, you still LOST. So go mind your own blog; that’s if you have one. We got bigger fish to fry than to go back and forth against a FCS school stuck in GNATVILLE, USA. See ya!

The Truth

February 25th, 2012
1:16 am

@Rhino, what grade are you in? That has to be one of the most poorly written paragraphs I have ever read. Oh yeah, it is lose, not loose.

Southern fans, you beat Central Florida when they weren’t even an FBS school…wooptedoo! They moved on from the middle school game (aka FCS) and are now in a BCS conference, where does that leave you? I think it leaves you with losses to NAIA teams CATABWA & NEWBERRY and a loss to Div. 2 WEST GEORGIA!

CATAWBA & NEWBERRY

February 25th, 2012
1:19 am

I beat Georgia Southern in football, but they don’t want you to know that.

AgentOrange

February 25th, 2012
1:44 am

Bo Schlecter is not a QB.

Chicken Bone

February 25th, 2012
6:46 am

@ KSU folks,

Wish you best of luck whenever you start football. I think Reinhardt University has beat you to the punch at fielding a football program. lol