Another Georgia defensive player is transferring

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Shaun McGee celebrating with Georgia fans after the 2015 overtime win over Georgia Southern.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Georgia linebacker Shaun McGee will be leaving the program, the player confirmed on Monday.

McGee, a redshirt junior who has played sparingly the past three years, will have one year of eligibility remaining.

McGee, who confirmed his transfer decision via text message, said he will be making a decision “soon” on his next school. Head coach Kirby Smart, asked about McGee transferring, indicated it was academic-related.

“Shaun is going to finish up with us but then he’s going to transfer out,” Smart said. “He may have some academic issues depending on how his grades finish up. … He may not be eligible for us next semester.”

This is the fourth confirmed departure since the end of the regular season. Receiver Shaquery Wilson and defensive backs Rico McGraw and Juwuan Briscoe also elected to transfer. Defensive back Kirby Choates, who has not been with the team lately, is also considering it. And with Georgia close to the NCAA scholarship limit of 85 for next season, there almost certainly be more attrition before next season.



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