Georgia Bulldogs wide reciever Justin Scott-Wesley will likely get some time in the rotation at wide receiver this week due to a season-ending injury to Marlon Brown, a month after Michael Bennett was injured. Scott-Wesley, who redshirted last year, has made one reception this year. That was a 43-yard catch against the Florida Atlantic Owls.
"We have some great guys in front of me, and they've been here, they know the system, they've paid their dues," Scott-Wesley said. "I just had to wait my turn. When guys go down, people have to step up, so I guess it's my time to step up."
When Scott-Wesley redshirted, he joined the track team at Georgia. A three-time state champion in sprint events, Scott-Wesley has the speed to beat defenders, but until recently he did not have much experience and needed to learn how to run the passing routes needed among other things:
"Up to this point I've really been trying to show the coaches I'm more than the deep threat. I'm more than the guy that can run in a straight line," Scott-Wesley said. "Day in and day out, I just show people I'm more than just a fast guy. I can catch the ball, I can take a hit, I can give a hit, I can block."
The Bulldogs are scheduled to play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium at Auburn. The game is set for kickoff at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2.