Shattle Fenteng not expected to play in 2014 for Georgia Bulldogs


The Georgia Bulldogs have been short-handed in the secondary (in addition to the wide receiving corps) for the duration of the young 2014 season, but on Wednesday, the news wasn’t positive for one of their most talented cornerback options. Head coach Mark Richt indicated that junior college transfer Shattle Fenteng would like need surgery on his injured shoulder, and as a result, he is expected to miss the entire 2014 campaign.

Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald brings word about Fenteng’s injury, as well as a quote from Richt about the young defensive back:

"“He’s a guy who is tall, we use the term long. He’s got long arms, he’s a good athlete. He would have been a guy that we thought as he learned what to do could matchup against some bigger guys. It just didn’t work out for him this year.”"

The 6-foot-2 cornerback was projected as a potential starter at corner before the season, and for a group that took heavy losses through defections in the off-season, it is certainly not a positive thing that he will be gone for the year. Fortunately, defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt is known as something of a defensive back “whisperer”, and he will continue to have his work cut out for him as the season moves along.