Georgia State releases depth chart for opener


Georgia State released its probable depth chart for Friday’s season-opening game against Charlotte at the Georgia Dome.

It included a few surprises.

First, all-conference tight Joel Ruiz is listed first on the depth chart at his position. Ruiz has worn a non-contact jersey throughout camp and only recently has begun to run routes. He is recovering from a knee injury.

There are two more surprises on the offensive line. First, Davis Moore is listed ahead of Alex Stoehr at guard. Stoehr started most games last year. Stoehr had to miss a few days of practice two weeks ago following the team’s first scrimmage. Coach Trent Miles said he was recovering from soreness he experienced after the scrimmage. Stoehr also sat out the spring.

The other surprise is Jah-Mai Davidson listed as the starter at right tackle. Sebastian Willer started with the first team the first two weeks of camp.

Taz Bateman is listed ahead of Kendrick Dorn as the second-string running back, but it’s not something to read too much into because Miles has said repeatedly that all of them will play.

On defense, a pair of UAB transfers will start: safety Bobby Baker and outside linebacker Alonzo McGee.

Here is the rest of the depth chart:


Nick Arbuckle

Emiere Scaife


Running back

Kyler Neal

Taz Bateman

Kendrick Dorn

Marcus Caffey



Jonathan Lytle


Wide receiver

Todd Boyd

Avery Sweeting


Wide receiver

Glenn Smith

Kam Myers


Wide receiver

Robert Davis

Nyiakki Height


Tight end

Joel Ruiz

Keith Rucker

Bill Teknipp


Left tackle

Michael Ivory

Sebastian Willer


Left guard

Kelepi Folau

Tyler Simonsen



Taylor Evans

Gabe Mobley


Right guard

Davis Moore

Alex Stoehr


Right tackle

Jah-Mai Davidson

Dom Roldan



Outside linebacker

Michael Shaw

Melvin King


Defensive end

Shawanye Lawrence

DeQueszman Kelley


Nose guard

Jalen Lawrence

Julien Laurent


Defensive end

Mackendy Cheridor

Carnell Hopson

Marterious Allen


Outside linebacker

Alonzo McGee

James Traylor


Inside linebacker

Kaleb Ringer

Trey Payne


Inside linebacker

Joseph Peterson

Ed Curney



Tarris Batiste

Nate Simon



Bobby Baker

Bryan Williams



Bruce Dukes

Jerome Smith



Chandon Sullivan

B.J. Clay




Wil Lutz

Brandon Wright



Wil Lutz

Brandon Wright


Snapper (punts)

Seth-Patrick Holman


Snapper (PAT and field goals)

Trey Payne



Clay Chastain


Punt returner

Avery Sweeting

Taz Bateman


Kick returner

Chandon Sullivan

Glenn Smith

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