King not tough? Think again...

ATHENS – There was a rumor that spread through some of Georgia's football team that claimed redshirt freshman running back Caleb King was a fantastic talent but more comfortable using his speed and finesse than attacking the heart of the line of scrimmage.

King quickly erased that notion this spring.

"I was just amazed at how hard he hit the hole," offensive lineman Chris Davis said. "It's going to be great having a one-two punch with him and Knowshon."

That's what Georgia is hoping. King, the Scout.com's No. 4 running back in the class of 2007, sat out last year, but he is expected to back up Knowshon Moreno this season.

"We're going to get him ready to play," offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. "How fast he's ready to play is going to depend on him, but we're very pleased with him and the progress he has made. We're just going to continue to work him and give him what he can handle."

King was impressive in his first week of spring practice, Richt said.

"He's quicker I think right now than he was a year ago," Richt said. "Maybe it's just a year ago there was a little indecision. He seems a little more sure about what he is doing."

Richt likes King's running style, he said.

"I don't know to describe it," the coach said. "He'll kind of work his way toward his landmark and once he sees (a hole) he can dart through it pretty good. Some guys from the moment the ball is snapped they're going to go as hard as they can, but he seems to have good patience and good vision and the ability to burst into the crease."

Like most young backs, King still has things to learn about the offense but is an impressive runner when he knows what he's doing, Bobo said.

"I don't think really nobody knows 100 percent of (the offense) because they keep throwing stuff in, but I have a good grasp of it," King said. "I could play a whole game and know what to do."

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