After getting man-handled by ULM wide receiver Rashon Ceaser last week for 153 yards and two touchdowns, all eyes will be on the Georgia secondary Saturday afternoon to see who will step up for the Georgia Bulldogs. At 5-foot-10, 188 pounds, Malkom Parrish may be an unlikely choice, but the sophomore cornerback doesn’t give up an inch on the field.
Georgia’s 6-foot-1 receiver Malcolm Mitchell had nothing but praise for the back that stands several inches shorter than himself every time the two line opposite one another in practice. “[He’s] physical. He prepares me every week for press coverage that’s for sure,” Mitchell told reporters earlier in the week.
Don’t be surprised if despite his size Parrish soon inherits the role as the best tackler on the back end of the defense. With six tackles, including one for loss, in his first career start last week he’s already starting to make it tough to argue. “I say I don’t like to hit people. But I don’t mind,” the corner said with a smile.
Though the short defensive back will likely receive criticism about his height for the rest of his football career he’s clearly learned to tune it out. “I feel like I’m the biggest guy on the field,” Parrish said. “So it never bothers me.”
It should be fun to watch if he can continue his strong start to the season against Vandy Saturday.