High School Sports

Vidalia standout Nate McBride is out for the season with wrist injury

One of the top players in the state will have to wait awhile to show people he’s one of the top players in the state.

Vidalia junior linebacker Nate McBride broke his wrist in a car accident and will miss the 2015 season.

McBride, who also plays running back for the state-contender Indians, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was driving home from practice Thursday and fell asleep. His car veered off the road and hit a tree.

McBride was ready to enter his junior season as a top-10 national recruit and top-five national outside linebacker.

He was a first-team All-Middle Georgia linebacker last year. In the regular season, he had 96 tackles and two interceptions, also rushing for 402 yards and five touchdowns.

McBride’s list of offers is led by Georgia, Alabama, Oregon, Notre Dame, Clemson and Michigan, to name a few.

Vidalia finished 12-1 last year, losing 34-22 to Greater Atlanta Christian in the Class AA quarterfinals.