Georgia defensive back Deangelo Gibbs didn’t travel with the team to the Georgia Tech game in November or to the SEC Championship Game earlier this month, but coach Kirby Smart said it didn’t have to do with Gibbs’ health. However, now there appears to be an issue.
Gibbs is away from the team with a “medical issue,” according to Jake Rowe of Dawgs247. The nature of the issue is unknown, but the Bulldogs hope to get Gibbs back as soon as possible, according to Rowe.
Gibbs, a freshman from Grayson High School in Oxford, Ga., has played in six games this season, collecting 3 tackles. However, his playing time dwindled later in the season, leading to him not even traveling with the team for its last two games.
Gibbs was one of the Bulldogs’ top 2017 commits. He was the No. 49 overall prospect in the class, per the 247sports composite rankings, and the nation’s No. 4 safety.
Georgia is preparing for its College Football Playoff matchup against Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. While the Bulldogs reportedly are looking to get Gibbs back as soon as possible, it’s unknown if they plan to utilize him for the big game.