2006 Spring Football: Day 1 News and Notes

ATHENS - News and notes from Georgia's spring practices.

MAKING A MOVE: Junior Mikey Henderson is the only Bulldog regular making a position change this spring. Henderson was moved from cornerback, where he has played in 18 games and recorded two tackles in the last two years, to wide receiver.

"We'll see if he can make some plays for us, see how comfortable he can get in 15 practices and then we'll evaluate after spring whether he should go back to defense or not," Richt said. "We think he's got enough offensive skills to give us a lift there."

Henderson welcomes the change, he said. He had 15 catches for 393 yards and four touchdowns as a senior at Buford High School in 2002.

"It's completely different from playing receiver in high school," he said. "I can see that from one day of playing, but I think if I keep learning that I can be OK."

GOOD START: Richt was pleased with his team's first day of spring practice, he said.

"I know it's in shorts, first day excitement and all that, but I've seen a lot worse," he said. "It was really very sharp today."

All the team's early enrollee freshmen performed well, he said.

"They didn't stick out like a sore thumb," he said. "They blended in pretty good, which is pretty hard to do."

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