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Remember all the news about the 5-star football recruit accused of felony burglary while he made an unofficial visit to UGA this summer? He is still using the iPhone he has denied stealing, according to a search warrant released by the Clarke County Clerk’s Office last week.

Darnell Salomon is a star wide receiver from Miramar, Fla., who allegedly got into trouble after attending UGA’s Dawg Night prospect camp. According to police, a woman in a UGA dorm woke up in the week hours of the morning with Salomon standing over her watching her sleep. He was charged with stealing an Iphone and wallet.

Here’s where it gets really strange: According to onlineathens.com’s Ed Morales, police say Salomon is still using the stolen iPhone, with two photos of himself showing up on the victim’s iCloud account connected to the phone. And when authorities traced the iPhone, it appeared at the location of Salomon’s Florida address.

JAYLEN BROWN: The World Tour for basketball superstar Jaylen Brown kicks off Friday with an official visit to Kansas. It will be followed by Kentucky next week, along with a tentative trip to UCLA next month. What about Georgia Tech and UGA? He’s still working on that, although one of those trips to the in-state schools could be knocked out by North Carolina. Brown told Scout.com’s Evan Daniels that the Tar Heels were his “dream school” as a kid, and he’s added them to his list of finalists. Brown is a 6-foot-7 forward from Wheeler High School who is rated as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect for 2015. Here’s what Brown told Scout about Georgia Tech: “Georgia Tech is right up the street. It’s right in my hometown in Atlanta. I could have access to a lot of things. I can get home when I want to or my mom can get to me when I need her. Georgia Tech has a great facility. Coach Brian Gregory is great. I’ve known him since the eighth grade. He was the first one to offer me a scholarship. I’ve been up to their campus numerous times. I know how things work up there. I’ll definitely be inquiring about them before I make my decision.” Brown on UGA: “Coach Yasir [Rosemond] he’s been with me before he even got to Georgia. I’ve known him since I was in the eighth grade and from when I was growing up. We have a relationship already. He tells me all the time that it doesn’t matter where I go that he just wants to see me do good and I respect that. I’m inquiring about them and find out if I really want to go somewhere far or stay home. Georgia is definitely going to be in the mix, as is Georgia Tech.”

Anriel Howard (Special)

Anriel Howard (Special)

HOWARD HEADS TO TEXAS A&M: Anriel Howard, a 6-foot forward from Westlake High School, has committed to Texas A&M on a basketball scholarship. She also considered Kentucky, South Carolina, Arkansas and Wake Forest. “I could picture myself at any one of my top five,” Howard said. “But A&M stuck out more to me because I feel that’s the best place for me as far as my major and everything that comes with it. I think it’s just a great opportunity for me.” At Westlake last season, Howard scored more than 1,000 points and grabbed more than 1,000 rebounds. In track, she helped Westlake claim back-to-back Class AAAAAA state championships, winning the triple jump last season. “Texas A&M will get an impact player, phenomenal student, a leader on and off the court, and most of all a great person that leaves a lasting impression to everyone she meets,” said her AAU coach Tonya Jackson.

BRUCE PEARL IN ATLANTA: High school, AAU and youth basketball coaches are invited to attend the Under Armour Coaching Clinic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at North Atlanta High School. The guest speakers include Auburn’s Bruce Pearl and South Carolina’s Frank Martin. People can just show up. It’s free, and for more information contact Shaun Scott at sscott@underarmour.com


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