SCOTLAND COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A Scotland High quarterback, deemed North Carolina's 11th best player by ESPN, was injured in an ATV accident Tuesday afternoon.
Jaylend Ratliffe and a junior linebacker were riding on an ATV in the Laurel Hill area of Scotland County, when it flipped, SHS Football Coach Richard Bailey confirmed.
The linebacker had no serious injuries, but Jaylend was transported to Charlotte for medical treatment. Jaylend suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.
His latest status, as of Wednesday afternoon:
"He has made some improvements - he does have a fractured skull from the back of his head, he had some swelling, some bleeding on his brain. They think they've got that under control"
Jaylend has committed to play quarterback for Georgia Tech, Coach Bailey said.
Jaylend was named Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2013. In 2012, he was named Southeastern Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year.