Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship writes 'open letter' to Georgia fans about recent events
Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship took the time to write fans an open letter following the controversy of whether he should be rewarded a scholarship or not.
The letter was posted on Blankenship’s Twitter handle at exactly midnight Thursday, and the kicker said it’s irrelevant whether he’s put on scholarship or not. The letter also apologized for his father’s interactions with the media recently.
Here’s Blankenship’s letter, via his Twitter account:
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The Blankenships met with Kirby Smart on Monday regarding his scholarship status, and the tentative plan is to put him on scholarship next season, number of scholarships permitting. However, he won’t be on scholarship this spring. His father spoke out after the meeting via DawgNation.
“He loves the team. But even more than ever he is so proud to be a contributing member of this team. He loves the Dawgs. He is not leaving the university. He is not going anywhere. He wants nothing more than to be part of it. He’s staying, in kind of a confused and disappointed state.”
Blankenship finished the season 14-for-17 on field goals, making all of his extra points.
Usually, these types of situations are kept behind closed doors, and it’s amazing how public this has gotten. Kirby Smart can’t be too happy about that.
The Bulldogs currently have an elite recruiting class and making sure a kicker gets one probably isn’t a huge priority at this point. That’s the reality of this business.