The NCAA investigation into the growing recruiting scandal at Mississippi State has involved a UGA player. Sheldon Dawson was interviewed by the NCAA, according to a Yahoo! report by Pat Forde. Dawson appears to have been interviewed about his contact with Mississippi state, there is no indication that Georgia is a subject of the investigation.
A Memphis 7-on-7 coach, Byron De'Vinner, has named the alleged Mississippi State rouge booster.
De'Vinner said another Memphis product, defensive back Sheldon Dawson of Ridgeway High School, also was interviewed recently by the NCAA about his recruitment by Mississippi State. Multiple media outlets have reported that as well. Dawson is a freshman at Georgia and has seen limited action this season. He did not return calls and messages Tuesday.
A source with knowledge of the investigation said the NCAA contacted nearly a dozen players who were recruited by Mississippi State.
De'Vinner said he believes Mirando was the only Mississippi State staff member who knew "Denton" Herring was committing recruiting violations.
"I don't think there were no other coaches in the know, but Denton was dealing with a lot of players over there," De'Vinner said. "Will was the one caught up, but he was dealing with a lot of players."