When he gets his next chance, he plans to be ready. The redshirt sophomore wide receiver is limited this spring while he rehabilitates his knee, but that hasn't kept him out of the weight room.
He put on 17 pounds to go to 200 and doesn't feel like he has lost any speed. In fact, he thinks, by the fall, he'll be faster thanks to planned summer workouts in the pool at Robins Air Force Base.
"That's how you get faster, in the pool," he said. "When I get to take off this knee brace, I think I'll be better than I was."
Haywood was making a move to get significant playing time before his August injury.
"He had gotten our attention," Coach Mark Richt said. "He would have had a wonderful opportunity to show what he could do."
Haywood can't participate in any contact this spring, but he has joined the team for many of its 1-on-1 and pass skeleton drills.
"He's coming along," Richt said. "I didn't know if he'd get to do 1-on-1, let alone pass skel (this spring), but he's been doing that for two weeks. He should be fine."
The injury still limits the amount of time Haywood can participate in any drills.
"It gets sore on him sometimes and he has to back off sometimes," Richt said.
"It's frustrating because I want to be participating and I can't do it," Haywood said. "It's frustrating sitting around watching."
"I think starting out he may be on the offensive side of the ball," Garner said. "He's expressed some interest in that, being able to touch the ball. Both sides of the ball would to have him."
Miller was rated as one of the top defensive ends in the nation, but he also played wide receiver, tight end, fullback and linebacker. He probably will begin his career at Georgia as a receiver, Garner said.
PRACTICE REPORT: The Bulldogs worked out in full pads for almost two hours Tuesday afternoon. The defense controlled the workout, as it has done most of the spring, Richt said.
"I was at Florida State for 15 years, and maybe two of those 15 years the offense did better than the defense in spring ball," he said. "It's a very bad sign if the offense is having its way."