Wednesday Sept. 24, 2008
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- The Georgia-Alabama football game Saturday
night will match Georgia freshman receiver A.J. Green against
Alabama freshman Julio Jones. The two have wasted little time showing why many recruiting services had them ranked 1-2 among receivers coming out of high school.
Green had eight catches for 159 yards and a touchdown in No. 3
Georgia's win at Arizona State last weekend. Jones has already has
three TDs among his 11 catches for the eighth-ranked Crimson Tide.
The 6-foot-4 Green first began hearing the comparisons to Randy
Moss as a 10th grader in Summerville, S.C. The speed, the side, the
leaping ability -- it all seemed so familiar.
Jones has been described as a receiver trapped in a tight end's
body, similar to NFL star Terrell Owens. Green showed a glimpse of his potential in Georgia's first three games, pulling down eight catches for 141 yards and a TD. But the Bulldogs decided to unleash their freshman at Arizona. Jones, also 6-4 and a sturdy 212 pounds, was in Alabama's starting lineup from the very first game. But this might be his
first chance to really shine.
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