RUTLEDGE – Although Wednesday’s visit to Camp Sunshine was all about the kids for Kirby Smart, the Georgia head coach did take some time to talk football, specifically, the return of backup quarterback Brice Ramsey.
A rising senior from Camden County, Ramsey intended on leaving the Bulldog program as a graduate transfer, before changing his mind to wear the Red and Black one final year.
“I’m excited,” Smart told a handful of reporters who attended the event. “I think it speaks volumes to the character Brice has and his family (has). He cares so much about Georgia and I think it’s a big deal for him to do that.”
Although Ramsey figures to run third string behind presumed starter Jacob Eason and freshman Jake Fromm – who were also at Wednesday’s event - Smart said having a third scholarship quarterback on hand will help Georgia in a couple of ways.
“We’re where an injury doesn’t hurt us and still have good guys,” Smart said. “He’s got good experience, he’s played and he cares about Georgia. For him to be here, with these kids and interacting, shows he’s all in.”
For those wondering about any effect on Fromm’s playing time, Smart didn’t seem to think that it would.
“I don’t think so. I think it will be good competition. The good thing about the way we practice is all of them will get reps,” Smart said. “All those guys will rotate. It was hard for us to have enough quarterbacks to get reps in the spring. So now we’ve got enough quarterbacks to get that.”