Oct 27, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs cornerback Malcolm Mitchell (26) runs after a catch for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. The Bulldogs won 17-9. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Bulldogs Football: Freshman receiver to be ineligible, Malcolm Mitchell getting healthy


The Georgia Bulldogs will more than likely be minus one of their incoming receiver prospects, Gilbert Johnson, as he will not be able to meet academic requirements, per a report by the Macon Telegraph.

Head coach Mark Richt would not identify Johnson when he said that one receiver was “not gonna make it.”, but the identity of the 3-star prospect was revealed by Dawgs247.com.

Johnson, a prospect out of Miami, Fl. (Homestead), was more than likely going to be redshirted this season and wasn’t expected to be a contributor, but nonetheless it’s another tick-mark in what’s been a rather unpleasant offseason for the Dawgs.

However, the bad news about Johnson was offset by news that Georgia’s receiver depth is looking better than ever, with top receiver Malcolm Mitchell getting healthy and ready to return to the field.

Mitchell missed missed all but a few plays of the 2013 season after suffering an ACL injury during an end zone celebration in the season opener against Clemson. He then left spring practice early with an unspecified leg injury.

Bulldogs quarterback Hutson Mason says that Mitchell has looked great during the team’s offseason workouts, stating “Malcolm is running sprints with us, and he’s kicking everyone’s butts,”

Mason will need Mitchell, who was Georgia’s biggest deep threat prior to his injury, to be able to keep pace with some of the speedy defenses that will look to put the clamps on Todd Gurley and the Dawgs running game, so that is tremendously good to hear.

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