The jinx must be on in the state of Georgia for five-star prospects that are committed to UGA. Late last week, five star cornerback Paul Oliver learned that he was lost for the season with an ACL injury and now five star running back Kregg Lumpkin said he’s going to be in a cast for at least two more weeks.
“I’ve got two more weeks in this cast,” Lumpkin, the nation’s No. 2 running back that is also committed to UGA along with Oliver, said. “It’s a cast that comes all the way up past the calve muscle. I thought it was nothing more than just a high ankle sprain at first, but the doctors have told me that I’ve sprained and stretched the ligaments in my left ankle.
“They’ve got it set at a funny angle so both bones in my lower leg are almost touching. It hurts still when I have to walk on it because of that.”
It hurts almost as bad as having to watch his Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson squad take the field in the state playoffs without him.
“I’m a big cheer leader now,” Lumpkin said. “But we’ve had some juniors step up, guys you’ll be writing about next year.”
Lumpkin said he remains a very solid commitment to UGA and he hopes to make his official visit some time in January. He will also find a way to get into the Georgia Dome on Saturday to watch the Dawgs battle Arkansas in the SEC Championship game.
“They couldn’t give us tickets,” Lumpkin said. “So I’m going to have to buy some to get in. But I’ll be there cheering them on.”
Lumpkin also had a message for Oliver, the standout cornerback from Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison.
“If you talk to Oliver tell him to get better and to root for the Dawgs this weekend,” he said.
Rivals100.com promises to pass on the message.