“I knew he was going to see the field early,” said Cox, who was Massaquoi’s quarterback at Independence High School in Charlotte, N.C.
Cox and Mohamed Massaquoi are both at Georgia now, and, while Cox hasn’t seen the field this year and probably won’t, Massaquoi already has made a big impression. The 6-foot-2 freshman has three catches and all of them have been highlight worthy. His 24.7 yards-per-catch average is second-best on the team among players with more than one reception.
“That guy has a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot of ability,” senior receiver Bryan McClendon said. “He’s going to be real good.”
Massaquoi has had to leave the ground to make all three of catches, even bruising his hip on his most recent landing.
“He’s one of the most aggressive players going after the ball I’ve ever seen,” quarterback D.J. Shockley. “That’s what you want to see out of a receiver. I think he can be exciting.”
Massaquoi shrugged off his circus catches.
“That’s what you’re supposed to do for your teammates,” he said. “They help you and you help them.”
Georgia fans are going to impressed once they see what Massaquoi can do after he catches the ball, Cox said.
“When he starts getting the ball more, people will see what he can do,” Cox said.