Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint will step into Sanford Stadium this Saturday night, possibly for the last as a Georgia Bulldog. Rosemy-Jacksaint, a member of the Bulldogs’ 2020 recruiting class, has one final year of eligibility left if he chooses to use it. However, the senior’s sole focus is on bringing a third consecutive SEC East title to Athens, Georgia, as the Bulldogs face the Ole Miss Rebels. When asked about how he plans to handle the emotions of the game, MRJ told the media, “Emotions are going to be high, but we have a job to do.”
The Bulldog receiver has had an eventful experience in Athens, enduring a horrendous leg injury as a freshman and then returning to emerge as one of the Dawgs’ most respected leaders in 2023. On the field, Rosemy-Jacksaint is having an excellent season, having appeared in eight games, totaling 21 catches for 359 yards and two touchdowns. The wideout is one of Carson Beck’s most trusted weapons, and as Georgia faces a late-season gauntlet, the veteran pass-catcher will be relied upon to make critical catches if the Bulldogs hope to remain perfect.
Looking ahead to Saturday’s game, Georgia comes into the SEC clash ranked fourth nationally in offensive third-down conversions. One of the reasons for the Bulldogs’ success on this critical down is Carson Beck and the Bulldog receivers’ ability to exploit one-on-one matchups. Outside of Brock Bowers, nobody is better in one-on-one situations than MRJ.
As the numbers demonstrate, Georgia’s passing game has been the story of the 2023 season. Ole Miss presents an immense challenge with an explosive offense and a much-improved defense that ranks in the top ten in the country in sacks. As the Bulldogs look to air it out against the Rebels, one thing Carson Beck can rely on is that his reliable outside receiver will make plays. Look for Georgia to target Rosemy-Jacksaint when it matters most this Saturday.