- My colleague Gentry Estes at Dawgs247.com was able to reach Ealey on Tuesday. The story is premium, but here's a link.
Ealey confirmed the official version of the story, that it was a mutual decision:
"I'm a person where I want to be a premier back," Ealey said. "If I was to play here, I would have had to share the backfield with Caleb (King) and Carlton (Thomas) also. Then they were going to try to give the freshman, Isaiah, his chance. He probably was going to get some carries at the beginning of the year, too. I just felt like I didn't want to be in that mix of things anymore."
- The long-rumored possibility of Georgia Southern as a destination for Ealey is off the table.
"There will be no contact with Washaun Ealey now or in the future," Rose Carter, a spokesman for Georgia Southern, wrote in an e-mail.
She could not elaborate on the reason why.
"It would not be appropriate for Georgia Southern to discuss any individual considered a prospect, regardless of the decision," Carter wrote.