ATHENS, Ga. - A 5-foot-11 Georgia running back who wears No. 5 and shows a good combination of power running and speed inevitably will be compared with Garrison Hearst.
When that Georgia running back shows up for an interview after a spring practice this week wearing a San Francisco 49ers shirt, the Hearst question becomes even more obvious.
"A lot of people tell me I look like Garrison,'' Michael Cooper said this week before adding that his T-shirt selection was "just a coincidence.''
Hearst rushed for more than 3,200 yards from 1990-92 and finished third in the 1992 Heisman Trophy voting before beginning his NFL career. Cooper, a SuperPrep and Prep Star High School All-American at Screven County High School, was one of the top names in Georgia's 2002 recruiting class.