Mitchell hopes to help Georgia on offense, defense

GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Published:

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Malcolm Mitchell doesn't lack confidence that he can star at both receiver and cornerback for Georgia.

Two days into spring practice, Mitchell says he's getting more comfortable in his temporary switch to cornerback.

The Bulldogs recruited Mitchell as an "athlete" after he excelled on offense and defense at Valdosta High School in 2009-10.

As a freshman last year, Mitchell started nine games at receiver, finishing second in catches and yards receiving despite a hamstring injury that forced him to miss three games.

Mitchell is working work exclusively in the secondary during Georgia's 14 spring sessions, but the plan this fall is for him to play offense and defense.

Coach Mark Richt insists that Mitchell's tryout was not caused by the offseason arrests of cornerbacks Sanders Commings and Branden Smith.