Barber is 'on the money'
Incoming punter proves he's more than capable of living up to expectations
Updated: February 12, 2012, 4:49 PM ETBy David Ching | DawgNation
Courtesy Jeff WhortonIncoming Georgia punter Collin Barber (seated, center) admits he grew up playing soccer and doesn't have a detailed knowledge of every aspect of football.ATHENS, Ga. -- From his office window at Georgia's football complex, Mark Richt could see that someone was punting on the nearby practice fields, but not who was doing the punting. Judging by the loft and hang time, Richt thought the kicks were those of Bulldogs senior Drew Butler, who in 2009 was named college football's best punter. When Richt ventured down to the field and discovered it was a high school player, it didn't take long for him to offer Collin Barber (Cartersville, Ga./Cartersville), Class of 2012, a football scholarship.
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