Harris not looking to repeat 2007

ATHENS – Kenneth Harris caught four passes last year as a junior. He doesn't plan on repeating that performance in 2008.

"I remember after the Sugar Bowl, when we came back, the (new) seniors sit up front (in the team meeting room), that's when it really set in, this is my last year, it's time to pick it up," Harris said. "I've been a little more focused than since I've been here."

 That focus has shown during spring practice, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said, and, even better for Georgia fans, has been copied throughout the receiving corps.

 "We've done a nice job at that position," Bobo said. "There's a lot more experience there. Guys know what to expect, know how to run certain routes, know how to attack coverages so we should be productive at that position."

 The solid spring performance is being led from the top. Senior Mohamed Massaquoi has yet to drop a pass this spring, and Harris has shown a knack for making big plays, Bobo said.

 Massaquoi, who had 32 catches for 491 yards last year, is the leading returning receiver. Tony Wilson's 14 catches for 124 yards make him the next most productive returner, but Wilson will miss the rest of spring practice after suffering a broken leg during Saturday's scrimmage.

 Georgia would like to have six-to-eight receivers in its regular rotation, Bobo said.

 "We're trying to find that," he said. "If we can find some depth, we'll roll them, but the guys who are consistent and make plays are the ones who will play the most."

 Among the young receivers, Walter Hill, a redshirt freshman, has been the most promising prospect, according to his teammates.

 "Walt is coming along very well," Harris said. "When he first came in, he really didn't understand the game, but now he is picking it up. He's out there catching the ball well, he's blocking well. I think he's going to be a big force for us in the fall."

 The 6-foot-4 Hill, combined with 6-3 Harris, 6-5 Kris Durham and 6-3 Demiko Goodman, not to mention 6-4 freshman A.J. Green if he plays next year, will give quarterback Matthew Stafford plenty of large targets.

 "We can be pretty big out there across the board," Stafford said. "We definitely are going to have some options I'm pretty excited about."

 Head coach Mark Richt has seen a trend during spring practice that he is pretty excited about, he said.  "Most of our guys," Richt said, "it's kind of unusual, are catching the ball at a higher percentage in the competition drills than when we're just throwing the ball against the air."

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