ATHENS - Isaiah Wynn could be the next in line to assume a center role that has become a legacy, of sorts, at Georgia.
Center David Andrews is entering his senior season at Georgia, his third year as starting center. Andrews' predecessor, Ben Jones, followed a similar path during his lengthy tenure as the Bulldogs' starting center. So when Andrews leaves after this season, Georgia's coaching staff will be searching for someone to take over that role.
Wynn embraces the potential to assume the role.
"It's a legacy position so I have a lot to step up to," he said. "I'm just looking forward to keep watching Boss [David Andrews] and see what he's doing. I'll only get better."
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Wynn has earned quite a bit of praise this preseason for his performance so far on the offensive line. The 6-foot-2, 283-pound freshman is consistently earning second-string reps at both left guard and center. Though guard is his natural position, he's taking a liking to the center position — a spot he never played in high school.
He credits Andrews' leadership in the offensive line group as one of the biggest helping hands to Wynn's early contributions.
"He's been great because without him I wouldn't be where I'm at right now. He's been doing a lot this summer in offensive line rooms, going over plays. He's just taught me all the ropes," Wynn said. "That's my big brother."
While the center position might be Wynn's future, it's probably the left guard position that Wynn will see the most action if he finds the field as a freshman. He's earned some first-team work since fall practice started, but for now, it looks like sophomore Brandon Kublanow is taking most of the reps for the starting role.
Wynn offered similar compliments about Kublanow, as he did with Andrews.
"I love the way he plays," Wynn said. "I really look up to him because he's just a great player. Everything that he does, I want to do even better."
Head coach Mark Richt mentioned Wynn's name last week when asked about freshmen that caught his eye early. He was cautious to offer too much praise, though, citing that freshmen often hit a variety of barriers that set them back.
Wynn laughed when asked about his "wall," almost to say that he knew exactly what Richt meant.
"To me, I don't know about the coaches perspective, but last week was my week to hit that wall," Wynn said. "Now, I'm just planning on climbing over it to just keep going."