Georgia DB Kirby Choates announces he’s leaving the program

Kirby Choates
Defensive back Kirby Choates

ATHENS — As expected, Georgia is losing another defensive back to transfer.

Kirby Choates, a sophomore who was not with the team for the latter part of the season, announced via his Instagram account that he is leaving.

Choates played in there games this season – Nicholls State, Missouri and Tennessee – all on special teams. He did not record any tackles.

The safety had not been a part of the team as he was dealing with academic issues.

Choates becomes the third defensive back to leave since the end of the season, joining former starting cornerback Juwuan Briscoe and reserve nickel back Rico McGraw.

Choates’ departure comes a day after Georgia added two defensive back commits in DeAngelo Gibbs and Tray Bishop. Both players are highly rated commits and Georgia now has the No. 3 recruiting class in the country.

The Bulldogs will bring back safeties Dominick Sanders and Aaron Davis who both announced that they would be returning to Georgia after the Bulldogs knocked off TCU. Davis made his announcement the day after the Liberty Bowl.

Given Georgia’s incoming recruiting class, the numbers have been pretty tight with regards to the number of scholarship players on the roster.

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