As first reported Wednesday night on The Board, Georgia's commitment list shrunk from 16 to 15 with news that the Bulldogs pulled a scholarship offer from Zack Witchett, a wide receiver from Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School who had been committed to UGA since June.
Witchett's high school coach Stanley Pritchett confirmed the reasons to Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, saying it came courtesy of a phone call from UGA receivers coach Tony Ball.
"They said Georgia couldn’t take a chance on a guy that they didn’t know whether or not he could stay out of trouble and contribute to the team next year," Pritchett said.
Speculation about Witchett's status had been swirling since the receiver parted ways briefly this past season with his high school team. Witchett later returned, but did serve a three-game suspension for team rules violations, according to the AJC.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Witchett is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports.
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