Tide makes offer to former UGA QB Mettenberger


With a scholarship offer from one SEC school already in his hip pocket, former Georgia quarterback Zach Mettenberger has now found himself on the receiving end of yet another from the same conference.

According to kellinjohnson.com by way of Mr. SEC.com, Mettenberger has recently received a scholarship offer from Nick Saban and Alabama.  The Tide offer comes a little less than two months after Mettenberger got an offer from LSU.

In addition to the interest from the two SEC schools, Mettenberger has also drawn the interest of Texas A&M.  The quarterback is scheduled to visit College Station this weekend.

There is no word on any other schools that may have an interest — Cincinnati and Louisville were rumored to have inquired about the QB early on in the process — nor is there any indication as to when Mettenberger will make a decision on a school for the 2011 season.

Mettenberger was arrested and hit with several charges following a spring break incident back in March, but participated in UGA’s spring practice and was in a battle for the starting job with current starter Aaron Murray throughout.  Shortly after the end of spring practice, however, Mettenberger was abruptly dismissed from the football program; two weeks or so after his dismissal, Mettenberger pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery (i.e. “grabbing the breasts and touching the buttocks of the victim”).

In August, Mettenberger enrolled at Butler (Kan.) Community College and is currently the school’s starting QB.