Sources report Georgia head coach Kirby Smart told supporters/Alumni group in Charlotte on Monday night that redshirt freshman quarterback D’Wan Mathis has been officially cleared for practice ahead of spring camp.
Mathis - who underwent brain surgery last May - will compete with grad transfer Jamie Newman, Stetson Bennett and Carson Beck for playing time once spring practice begins March 17.
Back in May 2019, Mathis began complaining of headaches and severe sinus pain, which Georgia trainer Ron Courson recognized as signs of a cyst and rushed the quarterback to the emergency room at Athens Regional.
An MRI showed a buildup of fluid around his brain and the cyst. A surgery was immediately performed. If the cyst had not been found, it could have burst, and the result could have proven fatal.