Georgia’s Malcolm Mitchell excited about getting ball in his hands against Florida
ATHENS – In the first half of the Kentucky game this past Saturday, Malcolm Mitchell fielded a kickoff eight yards deep in his end zone. He took off to bring it out before Georgia’s Kyle Karempelis jumped in front with an emphatic stop sign at the goal line. Mitchell slammed on the brakes, but then gave Karempelis a disgusted wave of contempt.
“I apologized,” Mitchell said with a laugh. “I told Kyle, no matter what I say, do what you have to do and, if I try to run out of there, just tackle me in the end zone.”
Such is Mitchell’s mentality. He rarely fields a punt or kick or takes a handoff or catches a pass he doesn’t think he can take “to the house.” That confidence coupled with Mitchell’s unique set of athletic gifts has made him into one of the league’s most dynamic play-makers. It also makes him one of the most unpredictable.
“Any time you touch the ball, it means opportunity,” Mitchell said. “It means a chance to make plays.”
Mitchell got back to the business of making