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Blog: Former UGA RB Ealey lands at Jacksonville State

Former Georgia running back Washaun Ealey has found a new home.

The junior has transferred to Jacksonville State (Ala.), a Football Championship Subdivision program where he will be able to play immediately this season.

“He started today,” said Milan Turner, who coached Ealey at Emanuel County Institute.

Ealey led Georgia in rushing the past two seasons but was twice suspended before he parted ways with the program after spring practices in what was portrayed as a mutual decision.

“It came down to where he wanted to go and play and it was a place where it was a good fit for him,” Turner said mentioning being able to stay in the Southeast.

Ealey drew some initial interest from Southeastern Conference schools, Turner said, but that didn’t last.

He has two seasons of eligibility remaining. Ealey hopes to finish his college career at Jacksonville State.

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