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Georgia Recruit Hears From Fan

Was he a Georgia fan or not?

It’s tough to tell, but we do know a man recently called Georgia defensive back commitment Steven Nelson to gather information on his pledge to the Bulldogs. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

“I get phone calls almost every day from college recruiters and reporters,” Nelson told the AJC. “He called me up, and I forgot what his name was. The way he was talking, I thought he was a reporter, so I stayed on the phone. He was just trying to convince me to stay with Georgia, told me how good of a player I was, and wished me a good year.”

That’s because this person wanted Nelson to stick with his commitment to Georgia. He reportedly posted the same desire on twitter and a message board on the Georgia Rivals website

But there’s no proof this person is actually a Georgia fan. He could be posing as a fan of the Bulldogs to try to get the school in trouble.

That’s because NCAA rules prohibit fans from contacting prospective student-athletes. That includes Facebook, twitter and telephone calls.

Georgia is aware of the situation involving Nelson but hasn’t been able to determine exactly what happened.

“Based on the information at this time, there’s not enough information to conclude that there’s a rules violation,” Jim Booz, Georgia’s senior associate athletic director for NCAA compliance, told the AJC.

What’s clear is there will continue to be more headaches to deal with in every compliance office in America.


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It wouldn't suprise me if this turned out to be a fan of a different school or conference.

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