10 Biggest Georgia Recruiting Surprises of the Mark Richt Era

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Nov 15, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Michael Bennett (82)runs with the ball after a catch against the Auburn Tigers during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Auburn 34-7. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3: Michael Bennett

Year: 2010
Position: Wide Receiver
Original Ranking: 3-star, No. 82 WR

Bennett is another example of an overlooked wide receiver due to lack of blazing speed. Bennett was never going to be a guy to take the top off a defense, but he was a hard worker with good hands and great instincts.

He proved that time and again at Georgia, becoming one of the most reliable targets in his four seasons, despite battling several severe injuries. All total, the 6’2 Bennett hauled in 134 receptions for 1,607 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Every time a big time receiver went down, it seems like Bennett was there to pick up the slack, and Georgia’s quarterbacks were glad they had him.

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