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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Alexander Ogletree off Georgia team

By David Ching
DawgNation

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia officially lost another member of its 2010 football recruiting class on Wednesday when the university announced that fullback Alexander Ogletree has left the team for medical reasons.

According to a university release, the rising senior will no longer play football, but will "remain on athletic scholarship, continue to attend classes at Georgia and is on track to graduate."

Ogletree is the ninth member of Georgia's 19-man 2010 signing class -- joining tailback Ken Malcome, defensive end Dexter Morant, safety Jakar Hamilton, cornerback Derek Owens, linebacker Demetre Baker, offensive lineman Brent Benedict, defensive end Jalen Fields and receiver Lonnie Outlaw -- to either leave the program for reasons other than entering the draft, or never qualify for enrollment. Meanwhile, offensive lineman Kolton Houston has still yet to play in a game and linebacker Brandon Burrows made a limited college debut just last fall.

Now Ogletree and his more accomplished twin brother, Alec, have both left the program.

Alec, a linebacker, announced after the Bulldogs' Capital One Bowl win last month that he would enter the NFL draft after an All-SEC junior season in which he totaled 111 tackles and 11.5 tackles for a loss in just 10 games. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranks him as the No. 22 overall prospect on his most recent "Big Board."

Alexander appeared in eight games of the 2012 season -- starting twice -- and took over a more prominent role at fullback after Merritt Hall suffered an ankle injury. He carried the ball three times for 14 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 25 yards.

Both brothers were suspended to start the season, however, as each failed a drug test during the offseason. Alec sat out the first four games and Alexander missed the first six before finally taking the field for the first time against Kentucky.

The Bulldogs still have two fullbacks, Hall and Quayvon Hicks, on scholarship and picked up a signature from versatile back Brendan Douglas (Augusta, Ga./Aquinas) on national signing day.