Wooten Standing Out
Rantavious Wooten

Posted Mar 28, 2010


ATHENS - A surprising name provided outlier stats during Georgia’s Saturday scrimmage.

Sophomore receiver Rantavious Wooten hauled in 6 catches, for 146 yards and a touchdown.

After struggling with drops this spring, Wooten’s performance was a needed boost.

“Actually, Rantavious was struggling a little big until today,” Richt said. “Today was good medicine for him. He just dropped more balls than we’re used to seeing, but today, he caught everything. I’m sure that will get him over the hump.”

Wooten finished off the play of the day, a 65-yard touchdown from Mettenberger, on a well-executed pump-and-go. The defensive bit on the play-fake, as Wooten streaked wide open.

“I felt like I just had to get back to the groove, and I took today as the perfect opportunity to show that I am the playmaker that they see me as,” Wooten said. “If they get me the ball, I’m going to make a play. That’s the mindset that I had. I just approached the game like that and came out and made plays.”

A.J. Green scored on a 40-yard reception, catching a pass over the middle, and finishing the run by evading tacklers. The score was Green's lone reception, as he didn't take as many reps as Wooten.

“On offense, as usual A.J. Green,” Dent said.

The offense flexed it’s ground game as well, as Caleb King had 79 yards on only six carries. He jumpstarted the offensive attack early, reeling off a 55-yard scamper.

“That was the first big play the defense gave up,” said Dent, “was Caleb going for a real long run.”

Washuan Ealey rushed nine times for 64 yards, and Carlton Thomas logged eigth carries for 25 yards.

Made it through relatively healthy

Georgia almost made it through the scrimmage with no injuries.

Unfortunately, A.J. Harmon, second-string offensive tackle, injured his leg, Richt announced.

“I don’t know exactly severe,” Richt said. “I just don’t know for sure.”

Running back Dontavious Jackson did not participate, out with a sprained ankle. Also sidelined: Marlon Brown, Bruce Figgins, Mike Gilliard, Israel Troupe, Trinton Sturdivant, Tanner Strickland.


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