Tracy Rocker has been replaced by Tray Scott. That is the news of the day. However, some are still wondering what happened with Rocker? Specifically, what’s with the unsubstantiated rumors regarding him having gotten into a disagreement with a top prospect’s mother?
Well, if you’re looking for answers, you can get no closer than the source of the rumor itself–in this case, Aubrey Solomon’s mother.
In her own words, she never said such a thing.
You can read more about it in detail here, but apparently Solomon’s decision had to do with how Georgia handled the situations of both Toneil Carter and Rodrigo Blankenship.
A little over a month ago, I extended an opinion on Carter. While I understood how things work, I also said the whole situation was shady because of how it was handled.
I caught hell for my opinion, but I stood by it then, and I do now. And, apparently, it made Solomon question Georgia a bit as well.
She said a big reason why Georgia didn’t sign her son centered on coaching decisions and not anything specific in their recruiting relationship.
Caldwell said they were affected by the scholarship that was no longer there for 4-star Texas RB and longtime UGA commit Toneil Carter.
That added to their confusion about why freshman ALL-SEC kicker Rodrigo Blankenship was not extended a scholarship offer despite what he did to win games for the Bulldogs last season.
She said that was not her family’s fight but that it was a factor into how they perceived UGA. (Jeff Sentell, DawgNation)
End of the day, Solomon was likely going to Michigan no matter what Georgia did, but I do hope this puts an end to the chatter about Rocker.
Bottom-line, Georgia was ready to move on, and so was Rocker.