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Report: UGA Police Issued Warrant For 5-Star WR Recruit Who Attended Georgia's Dawg Night

A five-star recruiting prospect likely impressed on the field during Georgia’s Dawg Night recruiting camp this past weekend, but he may have hurt his chances of playing major college football due to an off-the-field incident. 

UGA Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Darnell Saloman, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver from Hollywood, Fla. The top prospect is reportedly accused of entering an unlocked dorm room of two female students in Busbee Hall July 19 and stealing an iPhone 5 and a wallet containing cash and credit cards. Saloman's name appeared on Georgia's daily activity log, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

From the AJC's report:

According to an incident report released to the AJC on Monday, UGA Police were dispatched to Rooker Hall in the East Campus Village area of campus in reference to a burglary that occurred in Busbee Hall early Saturday morning. Two female residents who are also UGA athletes reported they were awakened about 7:30 a.m. Saturday when an unknown black male entered their unlocked residence without permission and stole a wallet containing credit cards and an iPhone5 cell phone.

Williamson said an investigation of the incident and previous night’s activities led to the identification of the suspect. By the time the police contacted UGA football administrators, the suspect had already left campus to return to Florida.

There are ways to impress coaches during a recruiting camp, but this, clearly, is not one of them. 

Saloman is considered a top 3 wide receiver in the 2016 class and holds offers from nearly every school in the country, including Alabama, Florida, Florida State and LSU. He plays at Champagnat Catholic in Hialeah. 

According to the AJC, Georgia coach Mark Richt is "aware" of the incident.