Georgia State releases depth chart for opener

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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:

Quarterback

Nick Arbuckle

Emiere Scaife

 

Running back

Kyler Neal

Taz Bateman

Kendrick Dorn

Marcus Caffey

 

Fullback

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

 

Center

Taylor Evans

Gabe Mobley

 

Right guard

Davis Moore

Alex Stoehr

 

Right tackle

Jah-Mai Davidson

Dom Roldan

 

DEFENSE

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

 

Safety

Tarris Batiste

Nate Simon

 

Safety

Bobby Baker

Bryan Williams

 

Cornerback

Bruce Dukes

Jerome Smith

 

Cornerback

Chandon Sullivan

B.J. Clay

 

SPECIALISTS

Placekicker

Wil Lutz

Brandon Wright

 

Punter

Wil Lutz

Brandon Wright

 

Snapper (punts)

Seth-Patrick Holman

 

Snapper (PAT and field goals)

Trey Payne

 

Holder

Clay Chastain

 

Punt returner

Avery Sweeting

Taz Bateman

 

Kick returner

Chandon Sullivan

Glenn Smith


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