One of 2017’s top prospects will miss his junior season of high school football after he broke his wrist in a car accident. Nate McBride, who is high on the Georgia Bulldogs’ list for 2017, says his injury will require surgery and he will not be able to play this season.
The news of the four-star linebacker from Vidalia, Georgia being out with an injury came from Dawg Nation. McBride talked with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about his injury and said the car accident happened following practice one day.
“I was tired from practice and fell asleep at the wheel and hit a tree,” McBride said.
McBride told the AJC in July that both Alabama and Georgia were on the top of his list of schools while he attended the Bulldogs’ annual Dawg Night event.
“They are the same in my book,” McBride said at the time. “Both have stuck out the most to me because of the way they recruit me and the coaches and players are similar to me.”
Georgia head coach Mark Richt and assistant Mark Ekeler both called McBride’s father following the incident to wish his son well and a speedy recovery. While McBride will miss the entire season for the Vidalia Indians, he is expected to make a full recovery.
McBride is the state’s number four overall prospect and the nation’s third ranked outside linebacker.
We at Campus Sports wish McBride a speedy and full recovery.
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