COLUMBUS — After returning home to Blackshear to discuss his options with his family and meeting for a second time with Georgia coach Kirby Smart, Stetson Bennett has decided …
That he hasn’t yet decided where he wants to spend the rest of his football career.
Bennett, a redshirt freshman who walked on from Pierce County, has been contemplating a transfer since the end of spring practice.The 6-foot, 172-pounder did not play for the Bulldogs last season but earned praise from coaches and teammates for his exceptional performances leading the scout-team offense against Georgia’s defense in practices.
Bennett entered and exited Georgia’s spring drills as the No. 3 quarterback behind incumbent starter Jake Fromm and freshman early-enrollee Justin Fields. Bennett took snaps with both the Red and Black squads in the G-Day Game. He finished with 63 yards on 5-of-9 passing.
Bennett has proven to be far from your average third-string quarterback. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker called him “a beast” for his ability to escape pressure and throw the ball out of the pocket. Lorenzo Carter said Bennett made his “look silly” in Rose Bowl practices as they prepared for Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield.
Still, Bennett left Pierce County without any major college offers. His best were Middle Tennessee and Georgia Southern. But an exceptional student, he chose to walkon at UGA, where both his parents attended school.
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