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Ex-Wisconsin QB commit releases statement after losing scholarship offer

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MADISON, Wis. (WKOW) -- In the world of college football, recruiting never stops. On Saturday, the Badgers landed a verbal commit from Eau Claire Memorial standout Cormac Sampson. A good note for Wisconsin, especially after the mess of events that happened on Friday.

Ben Bryant, a quarterback out of Illinois, has been committed to the Badgers since December of 2016. On Thursday, the three-star prospect tweeted out that the University of Georgia had extended an offer to the rising senior. 

The following day, Wisconsin pulled his scholarship offer. 

Another mess created by social media. 

Bryant says he had no intention of committing to Georgia and merely felt proud of receiving another offer. The night before he posted the now infamous tweet, he left a voicemail with Wisconsin quality control assistant Jon Budmayr about the offer, noting that he was still 100% committed to the Badgers.  

(Give us your thoughts on the situation by answering our poll question (further down and to the right on this page) or by commenting on our WKOW Facebook page.)

Bryant released a statement (on Twitter) Saturday discussing the entire debacle:



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