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Aubrey Solomon, a one-time UGA recruiting target, is transferring from Michigan.

Former 5-star UGA recruiting target Aubrey Solomon to transfer from Michigan

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Former Georgia recruiting target Aubrey Solomon to transfer

Georgia put together the No. 3 overall recruiting class for the 2017 recruiting cycle and, at the time, it was one of the best in program history. But there was one glaring absence in the form of 5-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon. He was the No. 23 overall player in the class, and the No. 2 player in the state. However, he ultimately ended up picking Michigan.

But now it seems that Solomon is once again up for grabs, as DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell has learned that Solomon is transferring from Michigan after two seasons.  Solomon has yet to use his redshirt, as he played in all 12 games his freshman season, but he only played in five games this season. He did miss time, as he underwent knee surgery after the Wolverines’ opening game against Notre Dame.

Over the course of two seasons, Solomon registered 19 tackles, with 2.0 for loss.

Georgia heavily recruited Solomon and finished as the runner-up to Michigan. After National Signing Day in 2017, Kirby Smart moved on from defensive line coach Tracy Rocker, and replaced him with Tray Scott. For its 2019 class, Georgia has three commitments from defensive tackles, including 5-star commit Travon Walker. Tramel Walthour, a junior college prospect, has already enrolled at Georgia and has begun practicing.

Smart and Georgia have shown before that they will go back for a player they missed coming out of high school, as Georgia landed wide receiver Demetris Robertson after he transferred from Cal this summer. Georgia recruited the wide receiver heavily when he was a prospect during the 2016 cycle, but he ultimately picked Cal. Robertson was granted eligibility for the 2018 season, but played sparingly and did not record a catch. The wide receiver did have 4 carries for 109 yards.

Solomon hails from Leesburg, Ga., and played high school football with current Georgia safety Otis Reese at Lee County High School. It will be worth monitoring whether or not Georgia gets involved with the former 5-star recruit. Should Solomon want to play right away, he will need to apply for a waiver with the NCAA to be granted immediate eligibility.

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