Freshman defensive end Cornelius Washington is listed at 217 pounds, but the 6-foot-4 native of Burke County actually reported to campus in June at 224 pounds and weighed 235 prior to preseason practices.
Georgia strength staff member Joe Tereshinski advised Washington “to every morning go to the dining hall and get a big plate full of eggs, so I’ve been trying to do that pretty regularly,” Washington said. “That contributed a lot to it and the weight room is a very big part of it.”
Washington, who finished fifth in the Class AAA 100 meters last year with a time of 11.1 seconds, is getting work on four special teams units.
It remains to be seen if he’ll crack the rotation at defensive end. On Tuesday, he was dealing with a stiff neck.
“Do you ever want to play any freshmen?” defensive ends coach Jon Fabris said. “No, but keep in mind. (Robert) Junior Geathers played. David Pollack played. Charles Johnson played as a freshman. I coach them to get them ready to play now. They understand that the very worst that is going to happen is I’ve got that much more ready for spring practice.”
– Courtesy of Athens Banner-Herald