Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm was peppered with questions Tuesday about one of his understudies, early-enrollee D’Wan Mathis, and the veteran said he’s been impressed with Mathis’ abilities, although he noted — in a supportive, low-key kind of way — there’s still much for the young quarterback to learn.
“D’wan, he’s explosive,” Fromm said. “I think he converted three or four first downs in a row with his legs. The guy can run the ball around, he can throw it 70 yards. He’s going to be a good player, and I’m trying to work with him by getting to the books and knowing exactly what’s going on, how to make checks, how to communicate with guys. He’s doing really well. He’s made huge strides, and I’m proud of what we’re seeing from him.
“Just trying to get him to learn how to learn, to know what’s going on, understand progressions and drops — it’s a lot more sophisticated offense than he ran in high school. Trying to teach him how to play football in a sense. But he’s doing a great job. He can run; he can throw. Just trying to get him to put it all together, but he’s doing a great job right now.”
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