College Football Recruiting: 5-Star WR Banned from UGA After Pleading Guilty to Robbery


College football recruiting can be a dicey business, and after today’s guilty plea, 5-star wide receiver prospect Darnell Salomon won’t be a part of that business on Georgia’s campus.

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Salomon is one of the nation’s top wide receiver prospects out of Miami, Fl. (Miami Central), rated as the No. 4 wide receiver in the nation for 2016 according to 247 Sports composite rankings. He was a guest at Georgia’s Dawg Night Prospect Camp last July, where he ran into some trouble.

Salomon was accused of robbing a dorm room while attending the camp, and his day in court just happened this past weekend.

According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Salomon pleaded guilty to a charge of first degree burglary (reduced from felony burglary) on June 19, resulting in his being barred from the UGA campus or any related camps. He was given first offender status and five years probation, as well as 320 hours of community service and a substance abuse evaluation.

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The 6’3 Salomon apologized to Georgia head coach for his part in the incident in a two-page letter to Mark Richt.

Georgia had already removed Salmon from their recruiting board when the incident occurred in 2014, but this further barring of the 5-star recruit from Athens entirely is a sign of how seriously coaches (especially at Georgia) are taking these types of situations.

Chalk this one up as a bullet dodged for Mark Richt and the Bulldogs. Interesting to note, most recruiting services have Alabama has the top destination for Salomon right now.

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