ATHENS – It was one practice, the first practice, and it was held in shorts, jerseys and helmets. But Georgia freshman quarterback Hutson Mason made a strong impression, nevertheless.
“I was really pleased with Hutson Mason’s command in the huddle,” offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo said Monday night. “He got in there and took charge. Everything wasn’t perfect, but I was just pleased with the way he approached practice and the way he carried himself. Liked a lot that I saw.”
Mason, from Marietta’s Lassiter High School, has a chance to be Georgia’s backup quarterback behind starter Aaron Murray. Basically, if Murray stays healthy and Mason has a good preseason camp, Logan Gray probably will remain at wide receiver.
“Hutson looked real good,” wide receiver A.J. Green said after the first practice. “He’s just so quick with his decisions, just being a freshman. Just the way he carries himself, he looked real good today.”
As Lassiter fans know, Mason last year set Georgia state single-season high-school records for passing yards (4,560) and touchdowns (54) and a state single-game record for passing yards (552).
A few quips I thought you might enjoy from Day 1 of the Bulldogs’ camp:
If you haven’t checked it out yet, please take a look at AJC.com’s bulked-up UGA page, ajc.com/uga. It has been redesigned to include more Bulldogs coverage than ever. Hope you’ll be a regular visitor throughout preseason camp and the season.
Practice No. 2 is Tuesday afternoon. Updates will be posted on the blog and @ajcuga on Twitter. See you then.
Links to Monday’s coverage of UGA camp, Day 1: