Ex-UGA recruit Zack Witchett, who had his football scholarship revoked by the Bulldogs earlier this month, may have an offer from Memphis.
Witchett is scheduled to make an official visit to Memphis this weekend and will likely be offered before he leaves campus, according to Booker T. Washington coach Stanley Pritchett. He is being recruited at wide receiver and defensive back.
“They know he is a D1 athlete and they are kind of glad he might fall to them,” Pritchett said. “The Memphis [assistant] said they were going to offer, that Zack had to meet with [Memphis coach] Larry Porter but he felt like it was a ‘done deal.’”
Georgia withdrew Witchett’s scholarship offer on Jan. 5 — less than a month away from signing day — due to undisclosed off-the-field issues. Pritchett said that Memphis asked about that particular situation. (Click here for the UGA details)
“They wanted to know what kind of ‘character guy’ he is,” Pritchett said. “I told Memphis that Zack is like your normal teenager. He is a kid, and kids make mistakes. I can’t go into details [due to privacy laws] but I can tell you it’s not anything like some people are making it out to be.
“Georgia and [Witchett] went in different directions. Zach has moved on, and we’re hoping for a happy ending for his situation with another school.”
Pritchett said something may happen with West Virginia but he needed to talk more with the coaches. South Carolina, Miami and South Florida also remain interested. Also on Tuesday, Western Kentucky offered a scholarship.
“South Carolina plans to stop by the school this week,” said Pritchett, the former NFL running back who played for the Gamecocks. “They are filled up with scholarships but they at least want to talk with Zack in case something happens down the road.”
Witchett took an official visit to South Carolina State a couple of weeks ago, and traveled to Hinds (Miss.) Junior College on Tuesday. Said Pritchett, “He’s determined to play D1 football. That’s why he didn’t commit to S.C. State. He enjoyed his visit there, but he wants to play D1 football, even if it means attending junior college first.”
– By Michael Carvell, AJC College Recruiting