The recruiting relationship between Chase Brice and UGA is unclear, but the Clemson transfer quarterback still clearly has a lot of affection for the Bulldogs.
On late Tuesday night, Brice added to the mystique about his relationship with UGA by switching his Twitter profile picture to a Georgia-themed picture — a family shot of he and his family members wearing Bulldogs gear from many years ago.
Perhaps just a fond memory? Perhaps a coincidence? Or perhaps Brice and UGA are still chatting?
With regards to the Bulldogs, it looked like they landed their quarterback for the upcoming season when Wake Forest grad transfer Jamie Newman enrolled at UGA earlier this month. Newman will have one season of eligibility remaining.
UGA’s other quarterback on the roster are former walk-on Stetson Bennett (Jake Fromm’s backup last season), red-shirt freshman D’Wan Mathis (his football future is unknown after undergoing brain surgery last summer), and highly-regarded signee Carson Beck (enrolled at UGA this month). Brock Vandagriff, a 5-star from the Athens area, is a high school junior who committed to the Bulldogs this week.
Back to Brice: What makes him interesting is that he is a graduate transfer with two seasons left of eligibility.
After Clemson’s national championship appearance, Brice announced that he was leaving the Tigers. Brice has been low key about his next destination, although UGA was rumored to be a possible destination before Newman announced his decision.
UGA’s interest in Brice is unknown, but Brice grew up as a devoted fan to the Bulldogs. He grew up in Grayson, Ga., which is located only 40 miles away from Athens. DawgNation’s Mike Griffith interviewed Brice at the national championship game.
Who knows what to read into Brice’s new UGA-themed picture on Twitter? However, it is interesting that this is not the first time it has happened. Shortly after Brice revealed his intentions to transfer, he posted a new profile picture of him as a kid wearing Quincy Carter’s No. 17 UGA jersey that was later deleted.
Only one thing is for sure: Wherever Brice lands for next season, even if it’s not UGA, he will clearly be a fan of the Bulldogs.