ATHENS -- Georgia was indeed recruiting Penn State football players, at least as of Monday. But as of Friday, according to head coach Mark Richt, the Bulldogs had stopped.
A document was published showing that Georgia was after 19 players from the sanctioned program. Minutes later, UGA released a statement from Richt, saying, Currently, Georgia is not pursuing any of Penn States football players. We wish Coach OBrien and the players the best.
He was referring to Penn State head coach Bill OBrien, who said earlier Friday that all but two or three of his players had committed to staying with the program.
Dawgs247.com reported that Georgia had notified Penn State on Monday that it was recruiting 19 players. That group included included tailback Silas Redd, linebackers Khairi Fortt and Deion Barnes and receiver Justin Brown.
Redd was reportedly visiting with Southern California this week. Fortt and Barnes both had Georgia as finalists before deciding on Penn State. But Barnes announced that he was returning to Penn State, and Fortt is reportedly considering several other schools.