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George Rushing announces transfer from Badgers

Wisconsin senior wide receiver decides to play elsewhere after never appearing for Badgers in 2017.

Once considered a lock for a starting spot, the 2017 season didn’t exactly go as planned for senior wide receiver George Rushing. He never ended up seeing the field due to an injury early on and a decision to step away from the program for personal reasons later in the season.

So, it shouldn’t come as a total surprise that Rushing has decided to leave the Wisconsin Badgers football program. He made the announcement on Thursday morning via his Twitter account.

Rushing came in to the 2017 season with 18 receptions for 208 yards in his career.

Despite a ton of youth in the wide receiver group, Rushing quickly lost his expected starting spot to sophomore Quintez Cephus in fall camp and never became part of the plan in 2017.

Eventually, head coach Paul Chyrst addressed the absence of Rushing along with fellow senior Jazz Peavy. Both were announced as no longer with the team for the rest of the year and were dealing with “personal issues.”

Rushing has one more year of eligibility having never used his redshirt season. He’ll play out that final season elsewhere, but the destination is unknown at this time.

The odds are that it may be a return to the home state of Florida though, as there are plenty of options available to play his final season there.

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He’s a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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