“Don’t jinx me. My No. 1 goal [is] to play every game,” wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell told Dawg Nation reporters Tuesday. Having already missed 23 games throughout his tenure at Georgia, the fifth-year senior is hoping to make 2015 truly special, in more ways than just his health.
The Bulldogs top wide receiver will soon achieve what I imagine few football players before him ever thought possible. As of Saturday Mitchell will become a published author.
“That’s been the longest process,” said the Bulldogs wide receiver said of authoring a childrens book and spending many hours meeting with the NCAA to ensure he is doing everything by the book, so to speak. “I was actually just talking to somebody from the NCAA today. I just told her thank you and I really appreciate the timely response that they’ve given me.”
Mitchell’s book is titled, “The Magician’s Hat” and will be sold at the Georgia Bookstore and on Mitchell’s website, readwithmalcolm.com.
While the book is quite an accomplishment, Georgia’s No. 1 wideout remains focused on his final season in Athens. As he puts it, “the fact alone that it’s the last one for me makes it very exciting. It’s my last chance to give UGA all I have.”
The only question now is if he’s more excited to play a full-season at Georgia or to be published?