[su_spacer size=”20″] One of the more anticipated position battles in the 2015 off-season for the Georgia Bulldawgs is the QB competition. Junior Faton Bauta, redshirt freshman Jacob Park, and sophomore Brice Ramsey were the QBs vying for the starting job. With spring practice in the books and summer workouts and camps in full swing, there is not a clear cut favorite to take hold of the reigns that were vacated by Aaron Murray and Hutson Mason. To make the competition even more interesting, another contender has also thrown his hat into the ring. Virginia’s Greyson Lambert announced that he would be transferring to UGA on June 3rd, but in less than a week UGA announced that Jacob Park would be leaving the program to transfer to another school.
[su_spacer size=”20″] QB Jacob Park to Transfer
[su_spacer size=”20″] How does Jacob Park’s departure affect UGA for the up-and-coming season?
Going into spring, Georgia had 3 scholarship QBs on the roster along with walk-on Sam Vaughn, and all 4 have little to no experience. With the addition of Lambert, the Dawgs are virtually in the same position looking ahead to the fall with 3 scholarship QBs plus the walk-on Vaughn. Of those 4, Bauta or Ramsey is still the odds-on favorite to earn the start in the first game versus the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks on September 5th.
[su_spacer size=”20″] Where does that leave Georgia’s newest QB on the roster?
[su_spacer size=”20″] Greyson actually has the most game experience of the 3 scholarship QBs; however, he also has the most work to put in as far as learning the playbook and verbiage. That also doesn’t mean he is out of the race entirely though. Greyson did graduate from Virginia in less than 3 years; so, he definitely has the brains to pick up the offense quickly, but barring injuries or Bauta and Ramsey struggling, the Jesup, GA native will most likely settle in at no.3 on the depth chart.
Looking beyond 2015, does Jacob Park’s departure affect UGA in 2016?[su_spacer size=”20″]
Both Bauta and Greyson have 2 years of eligibility left. Ramsey has 3, and the walk-on Vaughn has 4. In addition to those 4 players, Georgia signed a highly talented, preferred walk-on from the state of California, Nick Robinson, in the 2015 class. Robinson is most likely going to redshirt this season which would give Georgia some depth going forward. Add to that, 2016 top QB prospect Jacob Eason, who verbally committed to Georgia last July. If Eason does end up signing with the Dawgs, they could potentially carry as many as 4 to 5 scholarship QBs into the 2016 season.