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La Grange (Ill) Lyons Township quarterback Ben Bryant forced to de-commit from Wisconsin after tweeting other offer

Wisconsin informed three-star quarterback Ben Bryant Friday that they are pulling his scholarship after a seemingly harmless post on social media about receiving another scholarship.

A tweet has apparently cost Ben Bryant a spot in Wisconsin’s 2018 recruiting class.

Committed to the Badgers since December, Bryant told BadgerNation that his offer was pulled by the coaching staff after posting on Twitter that he was offered a scholarship by Georgia.

“I got a call this morning from Wisconsin saying that there’s no longer a spot for me there because I posted that I got another offer,” Bryant said in a message. “Very disappointed.”

This was the tweet in question:

Georgia was Bryant’s third offer but said that it had no impact on his commitment, even though he wasn’t in consistent communication with head coach Paul Chryst or offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph.

The news about Bryant comes exactly one week after the Badgers got a commitment from Cincinnati St. Xavier quarterback Chase Wolf. Bryant said he knew Wisconsin was planning to take two quarterbacks in the class and that Wolf’s commitment had no impact with him.

Bryant’s other offer is from Central Michigan but hopes his strong 7-on-7 season – plus the Georgia offer – will open more opportunities for him. 

Wisconsin’s 2018 recruiting now stands at eight known commits.

Editor's Note: Bryant posted this statement on Twitter a day later

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