Georgia Coach Kirby Smart Offers D’Wan Mathis Update
Georgia coach Kirby Smart offered a D’Wan Mathis update this week.
Mathis, one of the more intriguing young players in the nation, has yet to actually suit up for the Bulldogs.
Even still, his story is fascinating.
After originally committing to Ohio State, Mathis flipped to Georgia after the Buckeyes allegedly misled him regarding Justin Fields transferring from Georgia to Ohio State.
As a result, during the Early Signing Period in December 2018, Mathis essentially opted to take the spot left behind by Fields with the Bulldogs.
In May, after having enrolled at his school, Mathis underwent a medical examination when the staff noticed a cyst developing in his brain.
If it had not been caught in time, the situation could have been life threatening.
Instead, Mathis underwent emergency brain surgery to treat the situation.
“I believe Georgia saved my son’s life,” his father, Terence Mathis, said after the fact.
This past week, Smart offered an update on the young talent.
“He’s been cleared, he’ll be able to practice,” Smart said.
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“Coach (Todd) Monken had been watching tape of him before he got injured and he’s excited about him and thinks he’s going to be in the midst of that competition. He’s really a talented young man.”
Georgia currently finds itself in an interesting situation when it comes to quarterback play.
With Jake Fromm departing to the NFL, an opening has become available.
Recent Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman is the presumed starter heading into the 2020 season, but obviously anything can change between now and then.
Carson Beck was also a part of the 2020 recruiting class.
Mathis was originally a four-star recruit, ranked as the 11th best pro-style quarterback available in the 2019 class.
Given all the talent Georgia has available at the position these days, it will be interesting to see what Smart ultimately decides to do at quarterback in the foreseeable future.