Arizona State Week: Friday News and Notes

ATHENS - David Hale's news and notes from Georgia's fall practices.


It was against Arizona State last season that Green had his first breakout performance – racking up 150 receiving yards in the first half.

Since then, Green hasn't surprised too many defenses, and as the sophomore continues to compile big games, even his quarterback thinks there's a chance Green will go down as the best receiver to play at Georgia.

"He's one of the best I've ever seen," Cox said. "He's an incredible playmaker, and he could end up being one of the best players that ever played here."

As to what makes Green so impressive, Richt said it's hard to identify just one thing. The beauty of having Green is that he does everything so well.

"When you take his combination of height and the range of his arms, his speed and agility; a lot of guys who are tall might be fast and can make a play on a deep ball, but A.J. can out-jump people, he can run by people," Richt said. "He can make them miss, and he's becoming a pretty darn good blocker. There isn't much that you'd ask a receiver to do that he can't do well. He's pretty good, and I'm glad we have him."


Although Marlon Brown has yet to see any significant action, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said he's still expecting the freshman receiver to be a contributor to Georgia's offense before the season is done.

"Marlon is starting to show some progress," Bobo said. "Marlon is working hard, and we're not at all disappointed with Marlon. I think Marlon has as much potential as anybody we've got on this team, it's just a matter of him understanding what's going on and learning how to do things."


Richt said he expects a high number of recruits to be visiting Athens this week, but it's next week's matchup against LSU that's the really hot ticket.

"From what we're hearing, there's an awful lot of interest in this LSU game already," Richt said. "It's probably more than we can handle. There's only so many that can get in, so it's probably going to be tough to get everybody in who wants to get in."

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