University of Georgia wide receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley (who is from Mitchell County, GA) may see their first playing time of the 2014 season on Saturday, Oct. 4, after recovering from major injuries from last season.
Mitchell, who had 85 catches for 1,237 yards and eight touchdowns in his first two seasons, hasn’t played since tearing an ACL in the opener last year against Clemson celebrating a touchdown. He then underwent arthroscopic surgery on the eve of preseason camp.
Scott-Wesley last played on Oct. 5 last season when he tore an ACL against Tennessee. He had 16 catches for 311 yards and two touchdowns in five games last year. He was suspended for the first four games of this season following an off-season arrest for marijuana possession.
Scott-Wesley has been practicing at full speed the past couple of weeks after suffering a temporary setback with an ankle injury the last week of camp. On Tuesday, Scott-Wesley was dressed out in full pads, but wearing the protection of a green jersey, which means other players weren’t supposed to hit him.
Aaron Murray to Justin Scott Wesley for the game winner over LSU – Sept. 2013
More about Justin Scott-Wesley
Career Highs: 4 receptions (2x), last vs. No. 6 LSU in 2013
*Long reception of 85 yards vs. No. 6 South Carolina in 2013
*1 TD reception (3x), last vs. No. 6 LSU in 2013
*Long TD reception of 85 yards vs. No. 6 South Carolina in 2013
*116 receiving yards vs. No. 6 South Carolina in 2013
Career: 1-100 yard receiving game.
2013: Appeared in five games, making four starts … Sustained a season-ending injury (torn ACL) in the third quarter at Tennessee … Finished the season with 16 receptions for 311 yards and two touchdowns … Named one of the team captains for the South Carolina game … Had four catches for 55 yards, including the game-winning 25-yard TD catch with 1:47 left vs. No. 6 LSU … Posted his first 100-yard receiving game vs No. 6 South Carolina after having three catches for 116 yards, including a career-long 85-yard TD catch that clinched the win … Had a then-career-high four catches for 55 yards at No. 8 Clemson … Had two catches for 53 yards, including a touchdown, in the G-Day Game … Named offensive recipient of the Coffee County Hustle Award at the conclusion of spring practice … Recipient of the Loy D. Thompson, IV Football Scholarship.
2012: Appeared in nine games, and had six receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown … Had three catches for 67 yards vs. No. 16 Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl … Caught a then-career-high two passes for 25 yards, including his first career TD catch, vs. Georgia Southern … Caught first career pass for 43 yards vs. Florida Atlantic … Hauled in three passes for 46 yards in the G-Day game … Recipient of the Loy D. Thompson, IV Football Scholarship.
2011: Redshirted…Recipient of the Loy D. Thompson, IV Football Scholarship.
High School: Mitchell County, coached by Dondrial Pinkins … Under Armour All-American … PrepStar All-America … SuperPrep All-Dixie Team … Rivals.com Four-Star Player, #32 WR, #13 overall in Georgia … ESPN.com Four-Star Player, #24 WR, Scout grade of 80 out of 100 … Scout.com Three-Star Player, #51 WR … Maxpreps.com #27 Wide Receiver … Class AA 2009 and 2010 State Champion in 200 meter dash … Class AA 2010 State Champion in 100 meter dash.
Personal: JUSTIN SCOTT-WESLEY … Born June 25, 1993 … Major: History.