In a bizarre twist, a high school quarterback out of Illinois who has been committed to Wisconsin since December was forced by the school to de-commit and find a new football program.
Ben Bryant, a 3-star quarterback, posted on Twitter that his dream of becoming a Badger "turned into a nightmare" this past weekend.
In the Tweet, Bryant said he had been 100 percent committed to Wisconsin, but he received text messages from a UGA coach. Eventually, they gave him an offer. He wanted to inform Wisconsin of the offer and let them know he was still committed to the program. He said he had no intention of visiting Georgia or committing.
Humbled to receive an offer from The University of Georgia pic.twitter.com/o1wK07XVaZ— Ben Bryant (@benbryant_7) May 12, 2017
"I called coach [Jon] Budmayr to give him a heads up that I was given the offer and left a message on his voicemail," Bryant said. "I made it clear that I was still 100% committed to the Badgers. The next morning we spoke on the phone and I was informed that I was no longer a good fit for Wisconsin and I was encouraged to continue looking for a fit. The implication that my loyalty to UW had been compromised was not true and is what saddens me the most."
Other than Georgia, Bryant also has received an offer from Central Michigan, according to Rivals. Bryant is a pro-style quarterback and part of the Class of 2018. Rivals ranks him the No. 10 quarterback out of Illinois. He played at Lyons High School.
Read his full statement: