Like other college football programs across the country, Georgia State is trying to decide which freshmen will contribute in 2012 and which will redshirt.
GSU head coach Bill Curry says that depth concerns likely will dictate some of these decisions, though he has not yet finalized which players he's going to redshirt.
Curry said there’s no timetable on when he will decide which players get redshirted.
"We look at the guy," he said. "If it’s obvious, we would like to hold him out. In this business, the fact that you do have to practice hard, we could be playing him by the second game.
"When there’s issues that you thought someone was going to be really reliable and he’s not coming around, and there’s a true freshman that’s better than he is, he plays."
Some of the more likely candidates for playing time include defensive tackle Joe Lockley and defensive end Melvin King.
Georgia State opens its 2012 season against South Carolina State on Aug. 30.
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