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Malcolm Mitchell Could Fill In At Cornerback, Says Mark Richt

The Georgia Bulldogs were looking forward to their 2012 campaign with promise as a trip to the SEC Championship in their rear-view mirror and a strong recruiting class coming in inspired hope across the Bulldogs fanbase. However, that hope and optimism could be dashed with receivers running deep bombs, slants and fade routes on their depleted secondary.

Mark Richt does have a potential cornerback option on his roster, however it happens to be his leading wide receiver.

Malcolm Mitchell, the team’s leading receiver as a freshman, could end up playing some cornerback in 2012. Mitchell was considered a cornerback prospect out of Valdosta High School before ultimately committing to Georgia as a wide receiver. Per the Bulldogs beat writer Seth Emerson, it seems that Richt and Mitchell have discussed the possibility.

"You know, I don’t think he’s gonna give up playing wide receiver," Richt said. "But if we need him over there at cornerback we’ll rev him up and see what he can do."

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Sanders Commings was projected to start at one of the cornerback positions but was suspended for the first two games of the season after his arrest on January 21st.

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