According to a report in the University of Georgia's independent school newspaper, Red and Black, former Plant receiver Orson Charles was arrested by the Athens-Clarke County Police and and booked into jail Friday morning at 4:31 a.m. on DUI charges.
Charles, who played at Riverview High before transferring to Plant in 2007, was bonded out at 5:29 a.m., according to the Athens-Clark County jail booking log.
Charles was the Times' Player of the Year in 2008 after leading Plant to the Class 4A state championship. He elected to forgo his final year of college to enter the NFL draft, where he is expected to be one of the top one or two tight ends selected. The NFL Network's Mike Mayock considers him the No.1 prospect at the position.
Charles led Georgia with 45 receptions this past season -- catching passes from former Plant teammate Aaron Murray -- and finished his college career with 94 catches for 1,370 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was a John Mackey Award finalist (for best tight end in the country) and an All-SEC selection.
He becomes the second prominent former Plant High star to be arrested in two weeks. Ex-Panthers TB/DE James Wilder Jr. was arrested in Tallahassee in late February on felony charges of battery of an officer, firefighter or EMT; and resisting an officer with violence.