One of the nation’s top college football prospects will miss the season after being involved in a car accident Thursday night
Nate McBride, a 4-star linebacker from Vidalia High School, told the AJC that he broke his wrist in the accident and will require surgery.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder told the AJC how the accident occurred.
“I was tired from practice and fell asleep at the wheel and hit a tree,” McBride said.
Last month, McBride told the AJC that UGA and Alabama were his co-leaders after attending Dawg Night.
“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.”
Shortly after hearing about the accident, UGA assistant Mike Ekeler and Mark Richt called McBride’s dad to wish his son well. Because of the accident, the linebacker says he has a new outlook on life now.
“I wasn’t going very fast because I was almost home, but it still shocks me now,” he said.
McBride says he isn’t sure how long recovery is supposed to last, but is expected to regain full strength in his wrist.
McBride is rated as the state’s No. 4 overall prospect for 2017, along with the nation’s No. 3 outside linebacker.