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:
Snapper (PAT and field goals)