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Justin Scott Wesley changing his football career path?

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After initial reports calling his injury just a sprain, reports began leaking out Monday evening that Justin Scott-Wesley's once promising football playing career is changing course towards coaching.

That is former South Carolina Gamecock Dondrial Pinkins being quoted, but the man is from the same home town and coached Scott-Wesley in high school.  And there are plenty of allusions to a new love on the football field for the southwest Georgia speedster on his twitter account. While others reported Monday that he was back at practice coaching instead of playing (though it does seem he was moving around as a player a bit).

The 5'11 senior history major from Mitchell County would end his career with just 4 starts, and never playing a full season.  He caught six passes in nine games as a redshirt freshman, and followed that up as a sophomore beginning to break out with those four starts before tearing up his knee in a nightmare day for the grounds crew in Knoxville.  Scott-Wesley recovered to help in just six games last year, making a career low 3 catches.  He has made 25 receptions for 498 yards and 4 TDs in silver britches.

Scott-Wesley also served as captain in the game where he helped seal a win over South Carolina for the longest play of his career, flashing that elite speed as he pulled away from a Gamecock DB.

Georgia's Aaron Murray and Justin Scott-Wesley Burn South Carolina from The UGA Vault on Vimeo.