Posted: 12:36 am Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Top UGA recruit injures knee, out for year (UPDATED) 

By Michael Carvell

After Jayson Stanley got the news about his season-ending knee injury, one of the first people he called was UGA coach Mark Richt.

The 4-star wide receiver from Creekside High School committed to UGA over Auburn, among others, only a few weeks ago. Stanley tore his ACL in Creekside’s opener last weekend.

“It was a great conversation,” Yvette Stanley told the AJC. “Coach Richt just said he was still looking forward to Jayson being part of UGA. He knew that Jayson would get right back to where he was. We’re just excited.

“We’re excited about being part of the family at UGA. We’re grateful for the fans. The fans that have reached out to Jayson on Twitter have been so positive. And we’re appreciative.

“Kudos to the University of Georgia for embracing Jayson and our family. We are blown away by the love they have shown to us.”

Richt assured Stanley that UGA still wanted him just as badly, despite the injury. They didn’t really talk about whether or not the scholarship would be honored by UGA because Stanley knew that was part of the deal when he committed.

“Coach Rich said don’t worry about anything,” Yvette said. “They’re going to honor the scholarship, there’s no question about that. There has never been a question. He is a stand-up guy. We didn’t discuss it, and we didn’t have to. He had already told us if anything ever happened that Jayson was part of the Georgia family.”

Last year as a junior, Stanley caught 41 passes for 817 yards and 16 touchdowns while leading Creekside to the Class AAAAA state championship. He’s rated as the state’s No. 22 overall college football prospect.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder injured his knee after planting his foot awkwardly while turning around to catch a pass.

“It’s just unfortunate,” Yvette said. “He immediately knew something was wrong. He didn’t know what. He was down for a minute.”

Stanley underwent an MRI on Monday, and got the test results the next day. After telling his Creekside teammates and UGA, Stanley revealed the devastating news on Twitter.

“He is an awesome kid,” his mother said. “I’m very proud of him because he is not moping. He’s not having any pity. It’s just like ‘What do I need to do?’

“He’s got the right attitude and he’s embraced that he’s going to have to have surgery. He’s going to be working very hard to get back to 100 percent and he will. He’s a very a resilient kid. He’s got good support. That’s just so important.

“But he is really pulling for his teammates, and he is looking forward to the opportunity to have an impact with them as a leader still on the team. You can’t ask for anything more in this situation. He is just very resilient.

Below is a video interview with Stanley from last Thursday. He talks about many UGA topics, including why he went ahead and committed early.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1778770285001?bctid=3742421027001

65 comments
OH-IO
OH-IO

That damn turf

ScoreCheck
ScoreCheck

"There's really only one school that is notorious for dropping kids with knee injuries. Most everybody else honors their word"

Yep and whenever folks point that out the Bama lunatic fringe holler like a stuck pig with non stop denials.

Admit it and be happy with your win at all cost results.  Just avoid looking yourself in the mirror and you will be ok.  LOL

te29wr
te29wr

ALABAMA would ask him to gray shirt the same way they did the RB from Atl two years ago.

ARdawg
ARdawg

Chin up and a speedy recovery Jayson! Godspeed and we'll be looking forward to you playing next year!



Nevermind WhikeyBreath. He can't help it. He's a product of what brothers and sisters do in trailer parks all over Alabama

59bulldawg
59bulldawg

Happy to have this young man and look forward to him donning the red and black in 2015.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

Glad to have a young man like Jayson in Athens...he epitomizes what is great about UGA...too much focus is put on the few who get in trouble and the hard working, keep their nose clean majority don't make the headlines...good job Yvette...you raised a winner...I know Jayson will come back and help the dogs on the field, but even if he never did, he will always be a UGA Bulldog and part of the family...go dogs

Wrecker
Wrecker

Tough break to lose your senior season, but he certainly seems to have a great attitude.  Looks like UGA has a great kid coming next year.  Good luck to Jayson on the rehab.

DawginCO
DawginCO

And yes, I am aware that there are other coaches that do this same thing.  But they don't have classless trash calling them frauds the way Mark Richt does.    

DawginCO
DawginCO

They say a tree is known by it;s fruit.  Mark Richt just proved what he really is.  And some people are so clueless and so out of touch with simple decency that can't recognize it.  Whoa to you who call good, evil and evil, good.  That isn't because God will strike you down.  It is because you will strangle yourself with your own actions.


No one is perfect.  And that is a good thing.  But some people are further along than others. Today, I am glad that I am a Georgia Bulldog.  The actions speak louder than words and the actions are a loud shout today.

Dawg143
Dawg143

The Lord abundantly bless you Yvette and Jayson!Praying for you and keep decreeing Isaiah 53:5 over you.I've had many healing miracles. Hebrews 13:5,8. We at Dawg Nation-family are blessed to have a great, loving family and son. It works very well, both ways. Thanks for your good and honest report on Coach Richt, U.G.A. and all of the fans. God bless you all, and all of the Dawgs!You will be stronger, better and even speedier than before. Looking forward to seeing you in red and black, playing between the hedges next fall.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Rehab strong and get well soon, Jayson. Look forward to seeing you in the Red and Black.

FireSomebody
FireSomebody

Get well soon, Jayson.  You'll come back stronger than ever. GATA.

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

Wet, I will always have your back.

But today, you are on your own.

Be careful trying to be liked by these mutts.

You will find they never will.

So TampaGator, half mutt and half gator, have your fun while you can.  

TampGator1
TampGator1

Just be glad you didn't commit to Alabama, young man. 

DawginCO
DawginCO

Bad break for the young man.  Get well soon and keep your head up.

UGAMadDawg
UGAMadDawg

What is up with the AJC?  Did they fire all their editors this week?  I have seen a lot of grammatical mistakes, and I am not one that is good at writing or spotting errors.


Anyway, good luck Mr. Stanley.  Get advice from all your DAWG brothers that went through rehab last year.  Hang in there.

bobbyross1990
bobbyross1990

Prayers for this fine young man and a quick recovery. He will be fine :)

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Get a good doctor and rehab like there is no tomorrow.  Best wishes and we will see you between the hedges soon.

Borodawg
Borodawg

Keep your head up Mr Stanley; sorry about your injury.  Pulling for you and a healthy full recovery.  I agree, coach Richt will keep your scholarship waiting.  We'll wait and see what Oregon does. 

thebucket
thebucket

You always hate to see a player lose a season, especially his senior season. Best wishes for a speedy recover Jayson! Focus on your studies and we will see you in Athens next year!

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@WhiskeyBreath 


Wet, you best shy away from Semen Breath now that he publically proclaims to "have your back".


That is one of the normal approaches used by lovers of little boys/big boys!!!!!!!!!!!!

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@WhiskeyBreath 


Exactly what was expected  Semen Breath!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks for continuing to show your true color.............................Y E L L O W !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DawginCO
DawginCO

@WhiskeyBreath I will be civil with anyone that is civil with me.  But you are hopeless.  You don't post on blogs to be liked fool.  You express and opinion and if somebody disagrees, you disagree.  But you, you are committed to be as low, and scummy as it is possible to be.  No one likes you. Period.  How could they?  Everything you post is utter trash.

UGA76
UGA76

@TampGator1  100% correct.  If he was an Alabama recruit, he would have suddenly lost his offer. 

RangeRover
RangeRover

@UGAMadDawg

This is common in nearly every story now (sports and non sports) so get used to the apparent intent of abandoning journalistic pride.  Some of the writers have great grammar skills and check their own work.  The rest, sadly, don't even bother...

thebucket
thebucket

@OH-IO  I had mercy on you when you lost your QB. Show some class and just wish the young man good luck. Good grief!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DawginCO
DawginCO

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie  Sorry Wet, you are wrong.  But go ahead and think that.   You have been totally wrong about him so far so why stop now.  

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@RangeRover @UGAMadDawg 



Just my opinion but we give the "Blog Masters"  grief for any little goof as we give each other grief for about anything one can imagine but  I T   S H O U L D   B E    ALL    I N

F U N  so why make a big issue out of any errrors, etc.  that don't amount to a popcorn fart in a tornado?


We can make fun of each other like WetWillie did to DawgHopes  because DawgHopes

completely misfired his response to WW!!!!!!!!


IF  YOU DON'T LIKE IT-------------------DON"T READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Find another source of entertainment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@RangeRover At least they are smart enough not to buy a RangeRover.

I think it's a girls car. Am I right?  

DawginCO
DawginCO

@thebucket  Oh hoho doesn't know anything about class.  It is an totally alien concept to him.  Just look at his posts.  He is the epitome of a classless jerk.

OH-IO
OH-IO

@thebucket @OH-IO Mercy? Don't need it, didn't ask for it. The only certain loss is a potential Heisman for Braxton Miller.  

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@thebucket @OH-IO Buckethead, you have to get off this illusion,

you are the moral conscience of the southeastern conference.

I doubt God has bestowed that authority on you. I have lived lived in Ga all

my life. Believe it or not, the Ga nation is not without sin. 

So get off your moral high horse, it makes you appear a phony

like that H.C.  

Any chance you are a Baptist?

DIT
DIT

@thebucket - OH-IO has a lot of class...... Too bad it's all LOW!

RangeRover
RangeRover

@WhiskeyBreath

SemenBreath,

Because of profound anatomical shortcomings, does this explain your penis envy?

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@DawginCO @thebucket 


Just my opinion but I think you owe "classless jerks" everywhere an apology!


How would you like to be compared to SUCKEYE??????????????

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@OH-IO @thebucket Ohio State will be just fine.

They are like Bama, it wouldn't matter who the QB is,

they just keep on keeping on. 

They don't have to worry if the coach is going to blow a game.  

thebucket
thebucket

@WhiskeyBreath @thebucket @OH-IO I am glad you have lived lived in Georgia all your life. Any chance you have been drinking this morning? How chivalrous of you to come to the Buckeye's defense.

unclekirk
unclekirk

Yeah. The coach at Bama didn't blow the auburn game. Whatever

OH-IO
OH-IO

@DawgNole


Let's reexamine the dogs BCS Era Bowl records, dog in a hole. 


Less than mediocre. In between? Losses to the B1G and CON USA! CON USA!