Ex-UGA commit Zack Witchett committed to Ole Miss on Saturday.
The DB-WR, who just finished up his first year at Hinds junior college, picked Ole Miss over Mississippi State, Kansas and Oklahoma State.
“I heard he was going to do it a couple of days ago,” said Stanley Pritchett, who coached Witchett at Booker T. Washington High School.
“I think Ole Miss is good for him. He wanted to get into the SEC. He wanted to get into Georgia but they never came back after him. I think Ole Miss will be a good fit for him. I think he felt comfortable with Coach [Hugh Freeze].”
Last year, Witchett was a longtime UGA commit who had his scholarship offer revoked a month before signing day because of off-the-field issues. Witchett had serious interest from Memphis but they ran out of scholarships. He could’ve signed with South Carolina State on signing day but opted to go with a junior college so he could eventually play D1 football.
Witchett had a stellar freshman season at Hinds and plans to enroll at Ole Miss in January 2013. He talked to Scout.com’s Chuck Rounsaville:
“I can’t tell you how excited I am. Coming out of high school, Ole Miss continued to show me some love when others backed off and I always remembered that,” he said. “They continued to show me the most love. I asked myself, ‘why should I make them wait on me?’ I knew where I wanted to go and they deserved an answer because of the way they treated me.
Saturday’s decision was considered a happy ending by Witchett’s high school coach:
“It turned out well for Zack. He went to junior college and got himself together. He now has the chance to play in the SEC, which is what he always wanted to do.”
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