10 Biggest Georgia Recruiting Busts of the Mark Richt Era

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Dec 18, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) looks on from the bench during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Tennessee Titans 21-13. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

No. 5:  Zach Mettenberger

Year – 2010
Position – Quarterback
Why he’s a bust – Discipline/Dismissed

Richt thought he had his next great quarterback when the No. 1 pro-style QB in the nation, Zach Mettenberger, committed to Georgia’s 2010 class. Coming in with Aaron Murray, it was going to be a tremendous class, especially under center.

Unfortunately, Mettenberger was charged with sexual assault, and dodged a bevy of other possible charges at a bar in Valdosta, Ga., and was eventually dismissed from the Team by Richt. Georgia fans never even got to see him take a snap. He spent that year at Butler Community College before finally signing with LSU and becoming one of their best starting QBs in quite some time.

A little salt in the wound, if you will.

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