D’wan Mathis (2) and Richard LeCounte (2) Days Until Football

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D’wan Mathis (2) and Richard LeCounte (2) Days Until Football

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2019:  Enrolled at UGA in January and participated in Spring drills…was 15-for-28 passing for 113 yards in the annual G-Day intrasquad game.

High School:  Oak Park HS, coached by Greg Carter…Selected to the Elite 11 Finals, the nation’s most prestigious QB camp for prep prospects…247Sports.com four-star prospect…Ranked as the #9 pro-style quarterback nationally, #7 player in Michigan and #261 overall prospect nationally…Rivals.com four-star prospect…Ranked as the #102 prospect nationally, the #2 dual-threat quarterback and #4 prospect in Michigan…ESPN.com four-star prospect, ranked #299 nationally, #15 QB-DT, #24 in the Midwest and the #6 prospect from Michigan…Led the Knights to a 9-2 overall record and a perfect 6-0 record in the Oakland – White League as a senior…Completed 62.5 percent of his passes in 2018 for 1,509 yards and 20 TDs through the air, with 305 yards rushing as well…threw for over 3,000 yards and rushed for over 700 yards with 26 TDs accounted for in his junior season.

D'wan Mathis (2)
D’wan Mathis (2)

Personal:  Full name: D’WAN TERENCE MATHIS…intended major:  Psychology.

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Career Highs
10 total tackles at South Carolina, 2018
* 1 interception vs. Alabama, 2018

2019: Preseason All-SEC Third Team Defense by media

2018: Started 13 of 14 games…the Bulldogs’ leading tackler, with 74 total stops, including a tackle for loss and three pass breakups…career-high 10 total tackles vs. South Carolina…first career interception vs. Alabama, with a 29-yard return…seven tackles at LSU…four tackles vs. Tennessee…had seven stops vs. Florida, assisting on a tackle for loss, and also returned a first-quarter fumble 32 yards to set up a Bulldog score…also had a fumble recovery & return (7 yards) vs. Middle Tennessee…had one tackle and a forced fumble vs. Georgia Tech.

2017: Appeared in 10 games, starting at Notre Dame, and had 15 total stops…made five total tackles against App State (4 solo)…made one solo tackle against Mississippi State and also against Auburn in the SEC title game…tallied three tackles against Samford…had a fourth-quarter tackle and assist at Georgia Tech…had one assisted tackle at Notre Dame…Early enrollee who participated in spring drills…started for the Black team in G-Day spring game and had a team-high nine tackles.

Richard LeCounte (2)
Richard LeCounte (2)

High School: Liberty County, coached by Kirk Warner … Selected to represent the East in the 2017 U.S. Army All-America Bowl … American Family Insurance 2016 USA Today All-USA Team First Team defense … MaxPreps 2016 All-America Second Team defense … PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #29 player nationally, Top 150 Dream Team … ESPN.com five-star prospect, #12 player nationally, #2 S nationally, #2 player in the state of Georgia … 247Sports.com five-star prospect, #17 player nationally, #1 S nationally, #1 player in the state of Georgia … Rivals.com four-star prospect, #58 player nationally, #6 S nationally, #7 player in the state of Georgia … Scout.com four-star prospect, #43 player nationally, #4 safety nationally, DawgPost #4 player in the state of Georgia … Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2016 Georgia’s Super 11, All-State Class AAA defense … 2016 Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State Class AAA First Team defense … Savannah Morning News 2015-16 Male Athlete of the Year … All-Greater Savannah First-Team defense … as a senior, recorded 100 tackles, including 11 for a loss, with two forced fumbles and two interceptions, including one for a touchdown … on offense, caught 39 passes for 800 yards and 17 touchdowns, threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another … as a junior, recorded 100 tackles, including 12 for a loss, with four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and two defensive touchdowns … on offense, caught 25 passes for 564 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for 865 yards and seven touchdowns and threw for 506 yards and six touchdowns… for his career, had 399 tackles (36 for loss), 13 interceptions, 13 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and three defensive touchdowns … on offense in his career, caught 86 passes for 1,683 yards and 23 touchdowns, rushed for 1,450 yards and 3 touchdowns and threw for 750 yards and 10 touchdowns … led Liberty County to the quarterfinals of the GHSA Class AAA playoffs … also participated in basketball and track and field … as a junior, named co-Region 3-AAAA Player of the Year in basketball, leading the Panthers to the 2016 GHSA Class AAAA state title.

Personal: RICHARD LEE LeCOUNTE, III…Major:  Sport Management…recipient of the J.E. and W.S. Hickey scholarship.

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.