Alabama is leader for 5-star who got into trouble at UGA’s Dawg Night

Alabama is the leader for the 5-star recruit who got into a little trouble at last year’s Dawg Night prospect camp.

Darnell Salomon, a receiver from Miami, said Alabama was his leader and he could be close to committing, according to al.com’s Wesley Sinor.

Darnell Salomon (247sports)

Darnell Salomon (247sports)

“Alabama is one of top schools that’s recruiting me right,” Salomon told the website. “The coaches love me. When I went to the spring game, it was just a place to be.”

The rest of Salomon’s top five consists of FSU, LSU, Oklahoma and Texas.

Last month, Salomon pled guilty to a charge of burglary in the first degree after an incident at last year’s Dawg Night. He was accused of entering the unlocked UGA dorm room of two female students and stealing an iPhone and a wallet containing cash and credit cards.

As a first-time offender, Salomon was sentenced to perform 320 hours of community service, to pay restitution of $400 to replace an iPhone and its case, to undergo a substance abuse evaluation, and given five years of probation.

Salomon was also barred from the Athens area, including the UGA campus, except for court purposes. The judge did allow an exception for football games. If Salomon played for another team that came to Sanford Stadium, he would be allowed to do that.

“I do also believe that this is an isolated incident,” Salomon’s attorney Freddrell Green told the AJC. “This is not indicative of the character of this young man and his reputation for community service. His record for academic achievement and athletic achievement is exemplary in his community. I feel very confident he is going to learn from this experience and will be a better man as a result of it.”


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