From Dawg Sports:
In addition to a link to a fantastic story about the then-top-rated TE recruit breaking the BCS Championship trophy outside Urban Meyer's office with his butt (and presumably costing him a scholarship offer to Florida), here are some highlights:
When we see that, over the course of his Bulldog career, Charles averaged 14.6 yards per catch yet only 34.3 yards per game, we are more likely to curse Mike Bobo for underutilizing his five-star skill player than we are to hold Charles responsible for any shortcomings. After all, his junior campaign (45 catches for five touchdowns) nearly equaled the totals from his first two years combined (49 catches for five touchdowns).
I make no excuses for the run-in with the law, though it sometimes seems as though being arrested while operating a motor vehicle is for a Georgia football player what living at River Mill is for a Georgia undergraduate who is not a scholarship athlete: something you simply have to do if you’re enrolled at the University long enough.
Regarding the time it takes Charles to run 40 yards in a straight line, though, I would simply note that any offensive coordinator who considers assigning him the task of running 40 yards in a straight line probably is missing the point. Admittedly, as a Bulldog fan, I tend to be more forgiving of tight ends than of wide receivers, but the beauty of 6’3", 251-pound Orson Charles is that what was said of William Hurt as an actor---that he was a character actor trapped in a leading man’s body---is true of our man Orson, as well: Charles is a wide receiver trapped in a tight end’s body, and, if Georgia’s offensive coordinator were as adept at putting hybrid-type players in positions to succeed as Georgia’s defensive coordinator is, Charles would be seen for the special talent that he is.
And most importantly:
It won’t surprise me in the slightest if, some day, we see the former Bulldog tight end standing on the dais as a member of a Super Bowl-winning squad.
A very good friend of mine is a die hard Georgia fan and doesn't really care much about the NFL. He was the first one to call me - ECSTATIC - last year when we drafted AJ Green. He was more excited than I was, and anyone around here last year knows I was pretty damn excited. I got a similar phone call this year: "You just got the biggest steal in the draft!" The more I think about Jay Gruden working the middle of the field with Jordan Shipley, Jermaine Gresham, and now Charles while AJ blows the top off and Muhamed Sanu finding holes in the intermediate routes...It could be downright Patriots-esque. It's obviously very early, but Charles might be sneaking in as my favorite prospect in this year's amazing haul. It wouldn't surprise me if we looked back in 2 or 3 years and realized we found a gem.