A gunshot wound to EJ Lightsey, a Georgia linebacker signee, was non-life-threatening. He hails from Fitzgerald, Georgia, the location of the filming. After being referred to Albany, Georgia, he is now in stable condition, and there is no further information available at this time.
Georgia football 2022:
On National Signing Day earlier this month, Georgia received three new commitments, and three-star linebacker EJ Lightsey is the next member of the Georgia Football 2022 recruiting class to be discussed. Lightsey, a talented senior linebacker at Fitzgerald High School, committed to Georgia in early February and will be a member of the Bulldogs’ class of 2022. He had offers from South Carolina, Arkansas, Auburn, and Michigan, among others, for the hard-hitting, athletic Peach State defense.
Lightsey saw action on offense and defense as a senior for the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes, who won the Peach State AA state championship. He has 75 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries in his rookie season. He recorded two sacks in Callaway High’s state championship loss as a junior. Not only was he named the Atlanta Journal-Class Constitution’s AA Defensive Player of the Year, but he was also named to the MaxPreps Small Town All-America Football first team.
According to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, Lightsey is the country’s No. 494 overall prospect and No. 47 linebacker. In Georgia, he’s ranked as the 49th best prospect. Lightsey initially committed to Florida, but on Dec. 11, he decommitted. On Jan. 21, he paid an official visit to Georgia, and immediately before National Signing Day, Kirby Smart visited him, a match made in heaven.
Update from coach and teammates:
Kirby Smart, the head coach, remarked on National Signing Day, “He’s a kid we never stopped recruiting.” “We had a lot of feelings for him.” At our camp, he performed admirably. And Evaluations at camp are really important to us. With our eyes, it’s the only thing we see. Everything goes to the camp once the character, academics, and play tape have all checked out.” Following a conversation with Lightsey on his route to the hospital, a teammate stated that he was conscious and alert. In the not-too-distant future, Lightsey will go under the knife.
TRENDING: #Georgia 2022 LB signee EJ Lightsey has been shot per a source.
Word on street is that he will be alright, however that someone else involved will not be. 😞
Let’s hope that EJ makes a full recovery. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/M8786DYMMl
— Recruits CFB (@recruits_cfb) February 22, 2022