Walter Hill’s football career at the University of Georgia is finished, before it even got started. The red-shirt freshman wide receiver, and 2007 East Hall High graduate, was dismissed from Georgia’s football program by head coach Mark Richt on Wednesday. An exact reason for the dismissal wasn’t specified in a statement released by Georgia’s sports information department.
“Walter has been dismissed from the team because he didn’t live up to the standard of the Georgia way,” Richt stated.
The East Hall High graduate was coming off of a broken hand injury that he sustained in the summer and had not seen any playing time.
Hill originally verbally committed his junior year in high school to play basketball at Georgia. He was the Times’ 2007 Area Basketball Player of the Year and finished his career with 2,001 points.
In football, he played both wide receiver and quarterback.
He was an All-State selection in Class AA his junior season at wide receiver with 33 catches for 889 yards and 11 touchdowns. His senior season he passed for 1,995 yards and rushed for 778.
East Hall High basketball coach Joe Dix was contacted for comment on Wednesday, but denied having any details about Hill’s dismissal at Georgia.
Vikings football coach Bryan Gray declined to give a reason for why Hill was dismissed.
“It’s an unfortunate thing, but I’m sure he will rebound,” Gray said.
“It was a matter of him not taking care of business like he was supposed to.”
Hill was unabled to be reached for comment.