Georgia commitment suspended for playoff game

There is good news and bad news for Georgia coming out of Kissimmee, Fla., where the Bulldogs have two commitments playing football at Osceola High School.

The good news is “athlete” Marc Deas has been fantastic for the Kowboys, playing both quarterback on offense and linebacker and defensive back on defense. The 6-foot, 185-pound senior, who projects as a DB at UGA, was credited with marshaling his team to a first-round playoff victory. He had a pivotal 42-yard interception return for a touchdown and also inspired the team and the student body with a heartfelt speech delivered at a pregame pep rally Friday afternoon.

The bad news is the school needed inspiration after a series of unfortunate events, one involving UGA’s other commitment from Osceola. Details are sketchy but B.J. Butler, a 6-3, 253-pound linebacker who plans to sign with the Bulldogs in February, was suspended for last week’s game and for this week’s game for some sort of “team disciplinary issue.” Reporters down there in the Orlando area speculate that it was an attitude-related incident and may have involved a blow up with a coach. Head coach Jeff Rolson is not saying.

“He’s on our football team,” Rolson told me Tuesday. “We don’t really want to talk about the situation.”

More seriously, an Osceola defensive lineman Will Bostic was busted in a drug sting the day of game. Hence, the importance of Deas’ actions to keep the team together and focused.

It’ll be even tougher this week for the Kowboys. Osceola plays 5A powerhouse Lakeland this week.

99 comments Add your comment

Not Disappointed

November 24th, 2009
1:11 pm

It happens. Get you act together now before college! Moreover get your education. It’s important! Be a productive student!

Even though you’re not going to Georgia Tech…… “Best of Luck!”

Ramblin Wreck!

Penn pal

November 24th, 2009
1:13 pm

Joe(not)Dog

November 24th, 2009
1:19 pm

This rowdy kid will fit in just fine at GA with the rest of the penal system rejects.

BigOrange

November 24th, 2009
1:27 pm

Maybe it’s just a case of immaturity. Hopefully he’ll get this out of his system and go on to be a successful student-athlete at UGA.

Bank Walker, Texas Ranger

November 24th, 2009
1:35 pm

as long as he is not holding people up we should be OK, otherwise, he will de-commit and go to UT

T.O

November 24th, 2009
1:38 pm

So chip, what’s your point? Are you implying that a UGA recruit was suspended for drugs? If you don’t have any facts I wouldn’t link this kids name with this type of implied accusation. That’s pretty weak reporting out of you. You’re better than this!

Non-Story--Like the Scooter Arrest?

November 24th, 2009
1:38 pm

This is a non-story just like when you guys reported on a Georigia player arrested (for driving a scooter om campus on the wrong street–BIG STORY–slow news day?). Like that compares to Tenn’s recruits?

Keith Helms

November 24th, 2009
1:44 pm

This seems to be the routine at the University of Georgia and too many other schools, especially those with head coaches who are true Christians. These men and women think it is their responsibility to sign and then rehabilitate athletes who are criminal. It becomes worse when the A.D. is a minority. They need to learn that most of these kids have been taught that they are above the law because of their athletic ability. That fact is even more ingrained in them if they are a minority. If a white tries to change them then they claim civil rights violations with the help of such as Jesse, Al, and the white liberals. Good, decent people of any race have no chance against this criminal activity as long as we have liberal Attorney Generals and the ACLU. I am sure I will vilified by the anti Americans if this post is even displayed but I am just telling the truth.

Burdell

November 24th, 2009
1:50 pm

BulldawgJim– What are your thoughts on this “character issue”? You sure had lots to say yesterday in your borderline libelous rant about Nesbitt and the UGA admissions department…

APD Clowns

November 24th, 2009
1:51 pm

Only in Athens, GA will the police put a football player in JAIL for a traffic violation (last week, J. Owens was arrested and put in jail for driving a motorcycle with a regular license that didn’t have the “m” for motorcycle. He had to be BAILED OUT. That should be a citation and a $25 fine.

My daughter was accosted by a gang a few weeks ago near downtown and the police lied on the incident report, apparently to cover up the gang problem. Gangs are stealing and assaulting people while the APD holds players in jail for minor traffic violations.

Something is rotten in the state of Athens.

Monticello Dawg

November 24th, 2009
1:55 pm

On the contrary, Keith, I think UGA goes in the opposite direction in NOT taking athletes with a lot of baggage. Richt has passed on a number of top athletes in the past for that reason. That being said, every ACC/SEC school is going to have problems with athletes from time to time. That is why is not wise to be reveling in UT’s problems at the present. Something similar could be in store for your favorite team at any time.

ratherBgambling

November 24th, 2009
1:59 pm

Should fit in at UGA just fine.

collegeballfan

November 24th, 2009
2:00 pm

T.O
November 24th, 2009
1:38 pm

Talk about an imagination. Chip’s story makes no reference to Butler & drugs. The drug reference was to another teammate not pending to UGA.
The drug reference was in the story to build up the “pep talk” Deas made to the team.

You have a vivid imagination or you are feeling guilty or you own an excessive inferiority complex.

You owe Chip an apology if you are man enough to do it.

2 Dawg

November 24th, 2009
2:04 pm

These guys must be STUDS if they are taking a Jeff Rolson “coached” team to the second round.

Excellent choice

November 24th, 2009
2:11 pm

We need a kid like that, with Reshad and Bryan gradutating/leaving school, he can be the one who let’s his temper get the best of him and incurs an unsportsmanlike penalty at an inopportune time.

GT

November 24th, 2009
2:13 pm

Exactly what Georgia needs one more problem child. He runs a 40 must have character.

D Falcon

November 24th, 2009
2:17 pm

Keith, your not-so-veiled racism is ignorant, inaccurate, and inane. Winning is the most important thing to coaches and ADs at BCS schools, and many, regardless of race, religious conviction (or lack of) or morality will still give a young man an opportunity if they think that both he and the school can benefit from it. Many young men have been helped by having the opportunity to get a college education through football so let’s not judge based on the few who get into trouble. First of all, we don’t know what the issue was, and secondly, this young man is a teenager. Have you not ever met or known of a teenager with issues of immaturity? Let’s let the details be known before we rush to judgement. I know that you had an agenda with your statements probably to fire up everyone on this blog, but the next time please try to make an accurate point when doing so.

I am a Tech fan, but even I don’t blast the Bulldogs for this one. Jackets Fans: WHAT’S THE GOOD WORD?

Vol in Suwanee

November 24th, 2009
2:24 pm

Monticello Dawg has it right. Let’s all remember these are 17-19 year old kids. As hard as it is for me to remember those years (that is based on my age and other chemicals of the 70’s and 80’s) they will make mistakes and anyone who wants to “cast the first stone” better be prepared to be hit by an avalanche of stones.

Reality Check

November 24th, 2009
2:29 pm

Who cares! As long as he’s a 5 star, I don’t care if he goes to class, if he robs every student, if he drives without a lecinse. As long as he can come to Athens, get personal fouls after the whistle (or before) and trash talk I WANT HIM!
AND YECH, I TOLD YOU YOU WERE GONNA GET A REALITY CHECK! YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GONNA GO UNDEFEATED BUT YOU LOST A GAME DIDN’T YOU LOL! EVEN MISS ST PLAYED YOU CLOSE. TOLD YOU SO! HA HA HA, 11 – 1 NA NA NA, BOO HOO.

BullDawg jim is a lying sack of

November 24th, 2009
2:31 pm

Anybody with an IQ over 50 was aware he made it all up.

Devil 1

November 24th, 2009
2:33 pm

Keith, you must be related to the other Jesse.

Dawgs forever!

November 24th, 2009
2:36 pm

APD Clowns….you are exactly right about Athens/UGA police!! Has anyone out in Oklahoma been calling for the firing of their coaches? They are can you BELIEVE IT 6-5!! Wow, even at OU!! They’ll be back, just like the Dawgs!! THWGT

Flo-Ri-Duh!

November 24th, 2009
2:36 pm

Heh “Reality Check” – I just have one thing to ask you about your excellent vent. What is a lecinse?

Reality Check

November 24th, 2009
2:43 pm

I went to Georgia what do you want from me? Oh and we’ve turned things around next year we own you gayturds along with the vowels and yech!

Cost/Benefit analysis needed in UGA recuiting

November 24th, 2009
2:43 pm

Positive but unlikely:
I hope he defies the odds and “flips the script” before is gets to college. Or, I hope that Richt and crew can rehabilitate him (as this seems to be one of the duties they perform for the players).

Negative but reality:
Glad Tech isn’t going to be burdened with this guy’s behavioral issues. He’ll probably give opponents some nice penalty yards and make a few headlines not related to football for UGA.

jacketyellow

November 24th, 2009
2:43 pm

yep he will fit in just fine as a future Bulldog. Now if he comesback and pulls a gun on the coach, then UT Vols that boy is all yours!

Ludicrous

November 24th, 2009
2:49 pm

Racist? Where was race mentioned in the article? I read that a Georgia recruit was suspended from a playoff game in Florida. Considering Georgia’s problems with on and off-field behavior, that is fair game. Three Georgia players were arrested for driving without licenses. Apparently they believe that they are not like the rest of us, who have to have insurance and proper licenses.

Otto

November 24th, 2009
2:53 pm

OU fans calling for Stoops? Only a few but have you checked out his record against rival and Big 12 championships or his willingness to kick players off the team for breaking rules. OU has much more team discipline than UGA and a better/adaptable game plan.

Volmania21

November 24th, 2009
2:55 pm

Maybe he was just mad because he found out that the Bulldogs are going to have a “robotic UGA” now!!

D Falcon

November 24th, 2009
3:05 pm

Ludicrous, if you were referring to my comment i meant that Keith Helms comment was racist, not the writer of this article.

Jefferson

November 24th, 2009
3:12 pm

This is not news, just “Enquirer” reporting. Get a job.

Chris Carter

November 24th, 2009
3:27 pm

Jefferson…….C’MON MAN

Dawg 4 Life

November 24th, 2009
3:48 pm

I’m surprised Lane Kiffen isn’t all over these boys.

Devildog

November 24th, 2009
3:52 pm

Osceola must be where Urban Meyer gets all the criminals for the Gators.

Paddy

November 24th, 2009
3:54 pm

Nothing will bother me anymore this year about my Dawgs. What next, mad cow disease at he animal husbandry school?

Keith Helms Really lol

November 24th, 2009
3:54 pm

You are correct, when we had Gonzalez as AG, there was no crime and no problems, oh except for him breaking the law and not telling the truth and saying it was ok for the republican administration to break the law and fire people for political purposes and well even a moron like you, no you probably don’t……

Not Disappointed

November 24th, 2009
3:57 pm

D Falcon. Good Comment. Ramblin Wreck!

UGASlobberknocker

November 24th, 2009
4:01 pm

This just in: Lane Kiffin flew his helicopter down to Fla to sign the Bostic kid.

H.S. Coach

November 24th, 2009
4:10 pm

Some of you like to sit here and say that UGA is full of criminals, with the exception of traffic violations and alcohol related incidents when did a UGA player get arrested for a violent crime or using a dead womans credit card or holding pounds of weed in their home? Every school on here has had problems don’t act like your program is perfect.

o-me

November 24th, 2009
4:19 pm

No Slobberknocker, the helicopter just comes to Atlanta. It don’t have to go to Fla to get the best.

The Football team rules the City-State of Athens

Bless you

November 24th, 2009
4:21 pm

H S Coach= no one said anyone was perfect. Some just have a he!! of a lot more than others, even in HS.

SASQUATCH

November 24th, 2009
4:23 pm

I hate blogs. Bunch of people who don’t know all the facts, don’t care about the truth, and just want to spout off.

lagnamor

November 24th, 2009
4:33 pm

K. Helms, you sure haven’t check out the crooks in the Obama Admin. Five of his top appointments have not paid their tax and he put them in charge of your tax. Great sh!!, right.

THE POSER

November 24th, 2009
4:39 pm

Reality Check has gotta be about 12 years old with comments like that. What an idiot.

dagnabit

November 24th, 2009
4:42 pm

SASQUATCH; quit reading ‘em. Facts get in the way of the truth, and I like to have my say.

Reality Check

November 24th, 2009
5:04 pm

I am a idiot and just for your information I am 14 yrs. old. I am a fressman at UGA.

KingfishStevens

November 24th, 2009
5:14 pm

Say what you want to about the TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS, but we beat your butts. So screw off you whining bunch of losers.

btgt69

November 24th, 2009
5:24 pm

recruit scum, get scum, stay scum,,

Livin' large

November 24th, 2009
5:35 pm

When has Mark Richt EVER passed on someone with questionable character? If they can run fast and jump high, he’s all over them. He doesn’t seem to be overly concerned with intelligence, as evidenced by their play the last two seasons. Except for the QB and a couple of offensive linemen, we pretty much look like Florida A&M out there.

FBR

November 24th, 2009
5:46 pm

This winning season has made you Tech fans a very vitriolic bunch. Scum? Criminal? Rowdy? I knew many from high school who went to UGA and Tech and all were common, normal, good people. Just because you’re winning doesn’t mean everyone else is a POS. Where is your integrity? Don’t let your success this year turn you into classless morons, which all people on these blogs can see happening.