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Jared Wilson takes the field for the Titans’ game against Mount Tabor on Sept. 20 in Clemmons. The junior offensive lineman decommitted from Georgia on Thursday morning.

Jared Wilson is searching for the right fit again.

The junior offensive lineman with the West Forsyth football team has decommitted from Georgia, according to a note posted Thursday morning on Twitter. Wilson, a 6-foot-4, 325-pound tackle, received a scholarship offer from the Bulldogs — one of now 14 programs spanning the SEC, ACC, Conference USA and MAC — over the summer. He verbally committed to Georgia on Nov. 7.

“Georgia remains one of the top choices for my college academic and football career but at this time, my family and I believe that we need to fully explore all the options that are available,” Wilson’s note read. “I have an immense amount of respect for The University of Georgia and for their interest in me. It was hard for me to say I was committed to UGA while visiting other schools.

“At this time I am re-opening my recruitment and de-committing from the University of Georgia. No interviews please.”

Wilson, who made the Winston-Salem Journal’s All-Northwest football team and The Associated Press all-state team in November, said the offer from Georgia came after a workout on June 11 with Sam Pittman, who at the time was the Bulldogs’ associate head coach for the offensive line.

It was one of eight offers — joining those from Duke, Akron, Charlotte, South Carolina, N.C. State, Clemson and North Carolina — he racked up in less than a month.

Pittman has a solid track record of molding his linemen into NFL prospects, but he left Georgia to become the head football coach at Arkansas in December.

Since then, Georgia’s head football coach, Kirby Smart, has visited Wilson, who also has received offers from Florida State, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi State and Missouri.

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