JEFFERSON – The fastest football player in Georgia is going to play for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Mitchell County’s Justin Scott-Wesley made that declaration from the victory stand after defending his Class AA 200-meter championship here at the state track meet. He did it by donning a UGA cap and holding up a black Georgia sweatshirt as his win was announced to the Jefferson Stadium crowd. His winning time was 21.575.
Scott-Wesley also won the 100-meter dash earlier in the day in a state-record time of 10.35 seconds.
Scott-Wesley was asked what he was happier about Saturday, his state track titles or locking up a football scholarship to UGA.
“I’ve got to say both,” he said. “Last year was my first year running track . . . so I’m pretty proud of both. Anything I get involved in, I’m going to listen to the coaches and give my all.”
Scott-Wesley (6-1, 190) said he will play wide receiver and be an “offensive utility player” for the Bulldogs. He chose Georgia over Louisville, which finished a distant second but ahead of South Carolina, Wake Forest and Stanford. Wesley-Scott originally committed to Stanford last December.
“One of the reasons why is I love red and black,” Scott-Wesley said, wearing a red UGA cap and still beaming from his double state titles. “I went to a game when they were playing South Carolina and I saw how the fans were crazy about the Dogs. It’s just a real good atmosphere, more people in the stands than there is in my whole city. You’ve gotta love it. And I love the coaches, Coach Ball, Coach Richt, Coach Bobo and the rest of the staff.”
Scott-Wesley is the ninth commitment for the Bulldogs for the Class of 2011 and the second this weekend. Outside linebacker Sterling Bailey of East Hall committed on Friday night.
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