ATHENS — Georgia freshman cornerback Divaad Wilson suffered an injury in practice on Saturday, according to coach Kirby Smart.
Smart labeled it a “lower extremity” injury. The severity of the injury is unknown.
“I don’t know the status of that, but that’s disheartening, because he had had three really good practices, and I was really fired up about him,” Smart said. “We’ll have to wait and see what the injury is.”
This was Georgia’s third spring practice, the first day in full pads. Wilson already had made a positive impression after enrolling early in January.
“The biggest thing is he’s 190-195 pounds. He’s that Mo Smith, that Aaron Davis, that star-type body. He was picking things up well,” Smart said. “Again, I don’t want to jump to conclusions, I don’t know. He was down out there. We’ll see if he’s able to come back or not.”
Wilson was a consensus four-star prospect out of Miami Northwestern High School in Miami, Fla. He made eight interceptions as a senior, and five as a junior, and was fast enough to run a leg on the 400 meter team at Miami Northwestern that won a Florida state championship.
Georgia returns only two starters in the secondary, senior cornerback Deandre Baker and junior safety J.R. Reed. If healthy, Wilson would appear to remain a candidate at both cornerback and star (nickel back). So far this week junior Tyrique McGhee was working first team at cornerback, but star had been a committee approach that included defensive backs (McGhee, William Poole, Ameer Speed) and outside linebackers (Walter Grant, Keyon Brown) and even inside linebacker Jaden Hunter.