Georgia quarterback D'Wan Mathis pledges to be back soon

Georgia freshman quarterback D'Wan Mathis throws one of his 28 passes during last month's G-Day game inside Sanford Stadium.

Georgia freshman quarterback D'Wan Mathis addressed Bulldogs fans through social media Monday afternoon, which followed his surgery late last week to have a cyst on his brain removed.

"I'll be back sooner than ever and better," Mathis posted on Twitter. "Major setback for a major comeback, and to my teammates, keep working. I can't wait to play football again."

No timetable has been provided in terms of Mathis rejoining the Bulldogs, whether that occurs during summer conditioning, August camp or after kickoff to the 2019 season.

The 6-foot-6, 205-pounder from Oak Park High in Belleville, Michigan, was a four-star member of Georgia's signing class and the No. 11 pro-style quarterback nationally, according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings. He enrolled early and competed in last month's G-Day spring game, completing 15 of 28 passes for 113 yards with an interception.

Mathis was competing this spring with former walk-on Stetson Bennett, now a redshirt sophomore, for the opportunity to be the primary backup to junior starter Jake Fromm.

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