J.D. Bertrand is the type of student-athlete who would collect three “As” in his exams during a typical school week. He would not get excited about it. He puts in the work to make those grades.
Bertrand would also pile up about 14 tackles on Friday night. The junior UGA commit plays the game the right way. He’ll be called “nasty” before he would ever be termed “soft” out on the field.
Bertrand would also collect several bone-jarring tackles for his highlight film that night, too.
But then he’d help an elderly lady across the street and go to an Eagle Scout meeting that weekend, too.
“That’s kind of who he is,” Blessed Trinity coach Tim McFarlin said on Wednesday.”But he’d also want to beat the old lady in checkers, too. He’s so competitive. He doesn’t like to lose at anything”
Bertrand’s junior campaign has suffered a slight setback. McFarlin told DawgNation on Wednesday that Bertrand has suffered a hairline fracture in his foot.
Look for him to be out for about 4-6 weeks.
“He’s a little bummed out right now,” McFarlin said.
The exact date of when the injury occurred is unknown. It had been bothering him. The 4-star LB had surgery this week and should return a couple of weeks prior to region play in October.
“We didn’t want to risk anything here,” McFarlin said.
Bertrand committed to Georgia on July 15. He’s rated as the nation’s No. 17 OLB prospect for 2019 class per the 247Sports Composite. That service also has him as the No. 220 prospect overall for that cycle.
Look for him to be an ILB at UGA. The 4.0 student will also line up inside for Blessed Trinity this fall when he’s back just in time to prep for region play.
“It’s not fun,” Bertrand said. “but I’ll be good soon.”