For months before Georgia gave Washaun Ealey his unconditional release to transfer on Monday, there had been speculation that the tailback could land at Georgia Southern.
The Football Championship Subdivision program distanced itself Tuesday from the possibility that the rising junior will be playing for Eagles head coach Jeff Monken.
‚ÄúGeorgia Southern has not been and will not be in conversation with Washaun Ealey,‚Äù Rose Carter, Georgia Southern assistant athletic director for athletics media relations, said by email this afternoon.
The Statesboro school is some 30 miles from Ealey‚Äôs home in Stillmore. Ealey rushed for 1,528 yards in two seasons at Georgia, leading the Bulldogs in rushing in 2009 and 2010, but has some baggage after being suspended twice since last August.
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs still plenty of options out there for him,‚Äù Georgia running backs coach Bryan McClendon said Monday night, ‚Äúso we‚Äôre trying to do what we can to put him in a good position still.‚Äù
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