Crootin’: Number One Overall Target Carted Off The Field
Josh Sweat is the number one overall recruit in the country. He is an absolute beast and would be a huge asset to any team. Georgia is on his short list along with Florida State, Oregon, and Virginia Tech. Each of these teams had a bad dream come true this past friday when Josh Sweat was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury. Early reports say that Sweat dislocated his knee cap, but he has yet to have an MRI due to the swelling. If I am Josh Sweat I do not play the rest of the season, no matter the severity, and get back to 100% for the start of a hopefully promising college career.
Here are his current recruiting rankings:
- Rivals: Number 1 overall
- ESPN: Number 1 overall
- 247 Sports: Number 1 overall
- 2013: 94 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 22 sacks, 1 forced fumble
In Jeremy Pruitt’s defensive scheme Sweat would flourish if healthy. Sweat can play the stand up defensive end, and have an incredible impact on the pass rush that seemed to be missing in the South Carolina game. Sweat’s MRI is scheduled for Thursday and they should be able to see exactly what the extent of the knee damage is. He is set to visit Athens this weekend for the Tennessee game, so if you see a big guy with some crutches, make sure you show him what Athens is all about.