Bulldogs to Watch: Georgia vs. Georgia Tech

Home >

Bulldogs to Watch: Georgia vs. Georgia Tech

Jordan Davis (99) after sacking Aggie QB Kellen Mond during the second quarter of the Texas A&M game on Saturday, November 23, 2019
Jordan Davis (99) after sacking Aggie QB Kellen Mond during the second quarter of the Texas A&M game on Saturday, November 23, 2019

JORDAN DAVIS (NT, #99)

You won’t find the mammoth Davis (6-6, 330) among the Bulldogs’ tackle leaders but the sophomore nose tackle out of Charlotte, North Carolina is certainly one of the mainstays in Georgia’s defensive front this season, just as he was in 2018 when he was named to the freshman All-America team. Davis plugs up the middle of the Bulldogs line and often requires double-teaming by the opposing offense, which frees the Georgia linebackers to get to the ball carriers. He had an assisted sack for a 10-yard loss in the win over Florida and also notched tackles-for-loss against both Vanderbilt and Missouri. Davis will again be out to make his presence felt for the Bulldogs’ defense in Atlanta Saturday.

DJ DANIEL (CB, #14)

Daniel, a 6-1, 185-pound junior who transferred to Georgia from Georgia Military College where he was ranked nationally as the No. 2 junior college cornerback, moved into a starting position this season when last year’s starter, Tyson Campbell, missed five games due to injury. And Daniel, out of Spalding High in Griffin, has stepped up in a big way for the UGA secondary. He recorded a season-high six tackles including a third-quarter stop for a 2-yard loss in the Bulldogs’ 21-14 win at Auburn and had five tackles and snuffed Notre Dame’s final play with a 4th down pass breakup. Daniel will be counted on heavily against the Yellow Jackets’ passing attack Saturday and of course then especially against LSU’s high-powered aerial game in the SEC Championship Game.

UGA wide receiver Kearis Jackson (10), third quarter of the Texas A&M game, Saturday, November 23, 2019
UGA wide receiver Kearis Jackson (10), third quarter of the Texas A&M game, Saturday, November 23, 2019

KEARIS JACKSON (WR, #10)

This 6-0, 200-pound redshirt freshman out of Peach County High in Fort Valley, Georgia, where he was rated a 4-star prospect, got off to a good start this season when he snared two passes for 31 yards against Vanderbilt. But on his longest reception, a 32-yard pass from Jake Fromm that went inside the Commodore 10-yard line, Jackson suffered a hand injury that would cause him to miss the next three games. But Jackson is back in the Bulldogs’ lineup now and has been the starter in recent games. His quickness and receiving skills will certainly be vital to the Georgia offense in consecutive games in Atlanta … starting Saturday against the Jackets’ defense.

ZAMIR WHITE (TB, #3)

The final regular-season game against state rival Georgia Tech has often been a launching pad to future greatness for some of the Bulldogs’ young players. And Bulldog Nation is certainly hoping that will be the case for the man they call “Zeus.” The 6-0, 215-pound White, who had an All-American legendary prep career in Laurinburg, North Carolina before then having to undergo two ACL surgeries before he could suit up for Georgia, has already become the Bulldogs’ third-leading rusher behind D’Andre Swift and Brian Herrien and was the team’s leading ground gainer with 72 yards against Murray State. White, a redshirt freshman, runs with outstanding power inside the tackles and should be showing his breakaway speed over the next two seasons in Red and Black.

share content

Author /

Murray Poole is a 1965 graduate of the University of Georgia Journalism School. He served as sports editor of The Brunswick News for 40 years and has written for Bulldawg Illustrated the past 16 years. He has covered the Georgia Bulldogs for 53 years.