Saturday, June 7, 2008

Countdown to UGA-GSU: 84 Days

#84 Bryce Ros, TE
6-4, 250, Kennesaw GA (Kennesaw Mountain HS), True Fr.
Bryce is the son of former UGA LB and team captain on the 1980 National Championship squad, Frank Ros. Despite his close UGA ties, he got strong attention from a number of schools (or at least he made it look like he was thinking about it), among them were Louisville, Auburn, UNC, NC State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Clemson. Rivals had him rated as a Top 50 player in Georgia. There was no doubt that a number of schools were clamoring for him, should UGA have decided there wasn't enough room, or if Bryce didn't want to follow his father's footsteps toward Athens. There isn't any doubting the size, speed (clocked just over a 4.5 this spring), or versatility (he can play offense, defense or special teams.) I don't really give a rip how many stars he had coming out of high school (Rivals gave him 2 stars), this is the kind of player every roster needs.
Depth Chart Analysis: If he is planning to stick at TE, he probably will have a hard time seeing the field on offense in the near future. Likewise, DE and LB (two of his other options) are also fairly young and stocked, although LB could use a couple more bodies this year, having been bitten a tad by the injury bug. That said, Ros' major contribution in his first couple of years will likely come on special teams, and I expect him to play there a good bit. There isn't any arguing the measureables. At his size and speed, he can play. We also know he likely has the same kind of intelligence factor that his pop showed us for a number of years 'Twixt the Hedges. This season looks like a certain redshirt, but I expect to see Ros contributing on the field in 2009 on special teams, and beyond that where ever he settles into a position.

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