Starting RT Isaiah Wilson back in action at Bulldogs' practice

Georgia Bulldogs offensive tackle Cade Mays (77) and Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson (79) fist bump after Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman (9) scored the Bulldogs first TD on a pass from  Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm (11). The University of Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Florida Gators 36-17 in a NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 27th, 2018, at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL.      BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
Georgia Bulldogs offensive tackle Cade Mays (77) and Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson (79) fist bump after Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman (9) scored the Bulldogs first TD on a pass from Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm (11). The University of Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Florida Gators 36-17 in a NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 27th, 2018, at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Credit: Bob Andres

Credit: Bob Andres

It was only nine minutes of a Monday practice in “shells,” but Isaiah Wilson was able to fire off the line of scrimmage and block, and that bodes well for the Georgia Bulldogs as the prepare for Saturday's Top 10 matchup against Notre Dame.

Wilson, an All-America candidate who starts at right tackle for the No. 3 Bulldogs (3-0), was repping with the No. 1 offense on Monday. The 6-foot-7, 340-pound redshirt sophomore from Brooklyn, N.Y., has missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle he injured in Week 2.

With Wilson back at right tackle, sophomore Cade Mays was back at right guard on Monday. Sophomore Jamaree Salyer started the Week 2 game against Murray State and Mays started this past Saturday at Wilson's right tackle spot against Arkansas State.

All three linemen were 5-star prospects when they signed with the Bulldogs.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart said at his weekly news conference earlier Monday that he'd have to “wait and see” how Wilson did at practice to determine whether he could go. In blocking drills during Monday's media observation period, Salyer was firing off alongside Mays and driving the scout-teamer back. He was, however, walking slowly and gingerly to the back of the line.

Whomever plays right tackle against No. 7 Notre Dame Saturday will need to be pretty nimble. The Fighting Irish (2-0) feature four senior defensive ends and are known for pressuring opposing passers. As a team, Notre Dame has recorded just four sacks so far but had nine tackles for loss in last Saturday's win over New Mexico.

Also back at practice Monday was senior wideout Tyler Simmons. He hurt a shoulder in the first quarter against Arkansas State and did not return.

Receiver Demetris Robertson (hamstring) and cornerback Tyson Campbell (foot) were not seen at practice.

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