ATHENS — Georgia sixth-year senior Demetris Robertson has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, per a source with direct knowledge of the transaction.
Robertson’s entry into the portal, first reported by 247Sports, allows him contact with other schools.
The Bulldogs recently acquired Arik Gilbert from LSU to play the “X” position, with second-year receiver Jermaine Burton the frontrunner at the Z and junior receiver Kearis Jackson expected to line up in the slot.
Robertson was expected to compete for return duties on the Georgia football team this season.
Most all of the Bulldogs’ healthy wide receivers traveled to California for limited voluntary work with JT Daniels along with team bonding time in May, but Robertson was not among them.
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Burton and freshman Adonai Mitchell stayed the duration, both apparently looking to get all the work in with Daniels possible before the team reported back for summer camp land voluntary workouts last week.
Georgia has great depth at the receiver position, meaning targets were going to be hard to come by for Robertson in 2021.
Robertson had four catches for 88 yards and a touchdown on six targets in the G-Day Game, tied with James Cook for the third-most targets receiver on Daniels’ team behind Mitchell (13) and Zamir White (7).
Gilbert was not yet on the team, however, Justin Robinson was held out for precautionary reasons and Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint and Dominick Blaylock were continuing their rehabiliation stints.
Robertson, a 5-star receiver coming out of Savannah Christian High School, played in all 10 games last season and had 12 receptions for 110 yards.
The season before, in 2019, Robertson started in four games and played in 13 of the team’s 14. Robertson was third on the team in receiving with 30 catches for 333 yards
Robertson’s first season at Georgia was in 2018 after he transferred in from Cal. Robertson struggled to get on the field, playing in nine of 14 games and finishing with two runs for 95 yards. He did not catch a pass.
Robertson had earned Freshman All-American honors in 2016, second on the Golden Bears team with 50 catches for 767 yards and 7 touchdown catches. Robertson suffered an injury and 2017 at Cal and took a medical redshirt before transferring to Georgia.