11:30 am February 2, 2011, by Chip Towers
Even Mark Richt could not hide his excitement about this one.
In the middle of addressing the crowd of fans gathered at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Wednesday, he got a text. He immediately held up his phone and exclaimed: “Malcolm Mitchell is a Dog!”
Much barking ensued.
Mitchell is indeed one of the stars in Georgia’s 2011 class. And an unexpected one. Most projected that he’d sign with Alabama, which led his recruitment for most of the last few months. But he committed to the Bulldogs on Jan. 20 in Valdosta, a couple of hours after his teammate Jay Rome did the same.
Mitchell is arguably the best pure athlete in the state this year. He ranks No. 6 in the AJC Fab 50. He was expected to play cornerback in college but more likely will play offense now after catching 77 passes for 1,419 yards at Valdosta this past season.
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