The team announced the signing of a running back named Torrance Hunt today. The release said "Georgia, but I believe they meant Georgia Southern. Found this article about him from September of last year.
Georgia Southern athletic director Tom Kleinlein said Thursday that Eagles slotback Torrance Hunt violated team and university policy and is suspended indefinitely.
Kleinlein said Hunt’s suspension was not linked to a criminal or legal matter but could potentially be an NCAA issue.
“When it became more than a team issue, I became involved and made the decision,? Kleinlein said. “Coach (Jeff) Monken was in agreement.?
Kleinlein said Hunt could continue to practice and lift weights with the football team but would not participate in games until the issue was cleared.
Hunt, a graduate student who had attended East Carolina, was using his final year of eligibility to play at Georgia Southern. He didn’t have to sit out a year because GSU offered a graduate degree (instructional technology) he was pursuing that East Carolina did not offer.
Hunt gave the Eagles speed on the outside in the triple-option offense. He was GSU’s third-leading rusher with 164 yards (10.3 yards a carry) and had scored a touchdown in each of the team’s first three games.
During camp, when looking up signees I did not know, these types of situations came up a LOT. Guys getting into mild trouble that maybe affected their NCAA, and therefore pro, options. It's pretty low risk, but potentially high reward, so I dig it. With the guys there now, we potentially have some pretty wicked depth, so...