ATHENS – Bacarri Rambo is ready to call a truce in his much-publicized war of words with Da’Rick Rogers.
“I’m going to try to be the better man,” Rambo said this afternoon, “and just let that die down and not say anything to him.”
UGA safety Rambo and Tennessee signee Rogers went at it on Facebook and Twitter earlier this month after Rogers, the heavily recruited wide receiver, reneged on his verbal commitment to Georgia and signed with the Vols. The exchange started with a Facebook update by Rambo, who wrote that it “is messed up how all of UGA high school commitments back out on us but I’m telling you now that when I catch you on the field I’m going to knock fire from you.” Rogers responded on Twitter: “Who is Bacarri Rambo?” Then Rambo returned the volley, and back and forth it went.
Rambo said today he didn’t intend the exchange to get personal.
“I mean, I wasn’t really directly talking to him,” Rambo said. “It was just something I was saying, like, I was shocked that you would say you were going to one school and then you change your mind at the last time and go to another school.
“It wasn’t directed to him. As a matter of fact, it was directed to no one. I was confused and curious why they do stuff like that. If he wanted to think it was him, well, I can’t stop him from thinking that. So it’s whatever.”
Rambo said most of his Twitter posts are uncontroversial: “I tweet everyday to tell people that follow me what I’m doing, like ‘I’m going to class,’ ‘I’m working out,’ ‘I’m about to go to sleep.’”
Back to football: Rambo spoke excitedly about his off-season work and Georgia’s new defensive backs coach, Scott Lakatos.
“I take notes on everything he says, know[ing] it’ll help me out in the long run,” Rambo said. “It’s a whole lot different, especially with the footwork Coach Lakatos is teaching us. Most of the people in the NFL run the same thing Coach Lakatos is teaching us. . . . I’ll imagine myself making more plays this year.”
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