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First-Year Profile: Jamon Dumas-Johnson
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Over the next month, DogWatch will be looking at the Bulldogs’ incoming freshman in a new series called First-Year Profile.
Today we look at Jamon Dumas-Johnson
Ranking: No. 194 overall, No. 22 linebacker and No. 8 player in Maryland, per the 247Sports Composite.
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 235-pounds
Background: From Baltimore, Maryland, Jamon Dumas-Johnson received his first offer from West Virginia. Michigan soon followed as the first major program to offer the St. Francis Academy graduate. UGA offered Dumas-Johnson one day before Florida, and also offered before Texas A&M, Penn State and Auburn. However, he committed to Georgia in July of 2020 before signing in December. He enrolled this summer and joined the team. Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning and position coach Glenn Schumann recruited and secured the four-star prospect.
Potential 2021 Impact: At the moment, it’s unclear if Dumas-Johnson will play inside or outside linebacker. However, DogWatch projects that he will play inside linebacker, according to a source. Still, with that assumption, Dumas-Johnson might not see the field a lot this year. Since he didn’t enroll early, it remains a question on where he measures on the current depth chart. The Bulldogs already have three contributors on the interior in Quay Walker, Nakobe Dean and Channing Tindall.
Veteran Rian Davis should also see the field a lot this season as well. Last season, Dean, Walker, and Tindall took a majority of the snaps at the position, so we have a hard time believing Dumas-Johnson will leapfrog any of those players. His 2021 impact looks slim, but UGA could lose Walker, Dean and Tindall after this season. So, his sophomore campaign looks like it could potentially be a breakout year for the Maryland native.
“Can play inside or outside linebacker. Can play in space and be effective against run in college. Excellent athlete. Possesses suddenness. Changes direction well. Reads plays well and reacts quickly. Strong instincts. Can chase the edge. Physical in the run game. Sure tackler. Plays with balance and has plus body control. Rarely overruns play. Shifts through traffic well in run game. Comfortable in coverage. Can open hips and run in pass defense. Has to continue to increase upper body strength. Working on stacking and shedding needed. Multi-year starter at Top 10 program. Day 3 NFL draft potential.” - Brian Dohn, 247Sports
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