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Lassiter K Mitchell Wasson decommits from Alabama, could be option for Georgia

Jason Butt

jbutt@macon.com

Lassiter kicker Mitchell Wasson with Georgia head coach Kirby Smart during a visit.
Lassiter kicker Mitchell Wasson with Georgia head coach Kirby Smart during a visit.

Georgia could be in the running to add a place-kicker to its fall competition.

Mitchell Wasson, a senior place-kicker from Lassiter, announced on his Twitter account that he will no longer stay committed to Alabama. Wasson previously accepted a walk-on role with the Crimson Tide but has elected to open up his recruitment.

“After a lot of time and consideration, I’ve decided to take a step back on what college to go to and de commit from Alabama and look at all of my options,” Wasson wrote. “I’d like to thank Alabama’s coaching staff for the opportunity.”

Wasson was considering Georgia before pledging to Alabama and told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the Bulldogs are now at the top of his list.

Georgia has two kickers on its roster looking to replace senior Marshall Morgan, who started all four of his years on campus. Rodrigo Blankenship redshirted during the 2015 season and William Ham, a Macon native who attended Stratford, officially rejoined the program in January.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart previously has stated his concern for the place-kicker position based on no one returning with any game experience.

“We really don’t know as a staff exactly what we’ve got,” Smart said. “We’ll find that out in the spring. We’re going to try to get some kids in here whether it’s by way of transfer or by way of walk-on. We’re going to try to get the best kickers we can to try to make that a competitive environment and improve the kicking game and essentially find a guy that can be the field goal kicker for us.”

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