An arrest warrant has been issued for an elite wide receiver prospect out of Florida who attended Georgia’s Dawg Night camp last week.
Darnell Salomon is accused of felony burglary after two female athletes reported items missing from a dorm room. After an investigation by University of Georgia police, a warrant was issued on Tuesday.
Salomon, a rising junior at Champagnat Catholic High School in Hialeah, Fla, is rated the No. 3 wide receiver at his position nationally and No. 24 overall by Scout.com.
“Darnell and his family were informed of the issuance of a warrant for his arrest earlier today,” said a statement sent to the Athens Banner-Herald from Green & Green, an Athens law firm representing Salomon. “Since that time our office has been in contact with the Athens-Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and the Athens-Clarke County District Attorney’s Office. We are currently working in cooperation with these officials to arrange his surrender. Our client denies the charges presented against him. Darnell and his family wish to thank those who have offered words of encouragement and support during this difficult time.”
Georgia is among at least 12 schools who have offered the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Salomon. Other offers have come from South Carolina, Notre Dame, Miami, LSU, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Florida, Clemson and Alabama.
Salomon was staying with two members of the Georgia football team, which gave him access to the residence hall.
The athletes—one a gymnast and the other a soccer player—reported an unknown black male entered their Busbee Hall suite about 7:30 a.m. Saturday and took an iPhone5 and a wallet with two credit cards in it.
The victims told police the main entry door to the suite and their respective bedroom doors were unlocked.
Salomon is 17 but under Georgia law will be charged as an adult. His mother has been notified that a warrant had been taken out for his arrest.