Georgia State coach Bill Curry rewarded several football players with increases to their grant-in-aids in the past few days.
These increases bring Georgia State’s total in football to 68. As you may have read (hint: click on the blue), there is a two-year rolling average that the Panthers must meet next year, the last in a two-year transition to the FBS level.
Curry said he wishes he could increase more grants-in-aid (he’s big on using that phrase, rather than scholarships). He also noted that a few of the redshirt juniors who were rewarded have been with the team since the first practice.
Here is the list
From no grant-in-aid (scholarship) to full:
Cade Yates, redshirt junior
Rendell Wilder, redshirt sophomore
From no grant-in-aid to half:
Mitchel Vinson, redshirt senior
Jon Marshall Sauls, redshirt sophomore
Jamaal May, redshirt sophomore
Bo Carter, redshirt junior
From ½ grant-in-aid to full:
Scott McQueen, redshirt junior
Nathaniel Minor, sophomore
Malcolm Smith, redshirt senior
Akeen Felder, redshirt senior
Kyle Vorster, freshman
Blake Wyatt, redshirt junior
Kail Singleton, redshirt junior
Curry, a natural conversationalist, offered little more than a “we are,” when asked after Tuesday’s practice if he is considering other ways to get Kelton Hill on the field.
Hill is No. 2 on the depth chart at quarterback, behind Ben McLane. However, Hill is one of the more gifted athletes on the team. He rushed for 609 yards last year.
Curry declined to elaborate on what the coaching staff is considering for Hill.
I haven’t seen Hill play any position other than quarterback during camps, so Curry may be considering a specific package for a specific opponent.
I posted a blog about Joe Lockley. Click on the link, please.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu