Jones Resigns Recruiting Post

ATHENS – Georgia is making a change at its on-campus recruiting position.

Daryl Jones, who was named director of on-campus recruiting in May 2012, is no longer with the program. The move comes only a week before the Bulldogs host their annual seven-on-seven camps, which start June 6th.

"After serving the past two years as Director of On-Campus Recruiting for the Georgia football program, I will be pursuing other opportunities going forward. I would like to thank Coach Richt for the opportunity of representing the Bulldawg Nation in that capacity," Jones said in an e-mail to Georgia Sports Information Director Claude Felton on Wednesday.

On October 14, 2013 the Athens Banner-Herald reported that Jones had been issued a five-day suspension by Georgia AD Greg McGarity for breaking NCAA rules pertaining to mailing prospects "general correspondence."

"In a letter to SEC commissioner Mike Slive dated Sept. 30, athletic director Greg McGarity said Georgia discovered that non-coaching staff members mailed general correspondence at about 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30, two days before the Sept. 1 date when juniors are permitted to receive mailings," Marc Weiszer reported. Jones had not yet served the suspension before Georgia's loss to Missouri last fall.

Jones was hired months after former recruiting coordinator Charles Cantor resigned his post on June 14, 2011. The Bulldogs went through a near nine-month period without an on-campus recruiting coordinator in that time. But Mark Richt's exhaustive search ended in May of 2012 with Jones' hiring heading into the critical camp season of the summer in recruiting.

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