ATHENS — There’s a good chance that Georgia will once again be playing against someone who started his career in Athens.
Detric Bing-Dukes, who transferred from Georgia last year, is joining Ole Miss. The linebacker spent the past year at junior college, and is eligible to play right away for Ole Miss.
Georgia plays at Ole Miss on Sept. 24.
Ole Miss made it official Thursday, and one of its graduate assistants chimed in on Twitter — former Georgia inside linebacker Christian Robinson.
— Christian Robinson (@crob45) March 3, 2016
Bing-Dukes, a native of Tucker, signed with Georgia in 2014 as an inside linebacker. But early in his first year with the team he was switched to fullback, in a move Bing-Dukes and coaches said was temporary. But it was also an indicator that his future at Georgia as an inside linebacker wasn’t secure.
He did move back to inside linebacker last year, but was buried on the depth chart. He announced his departure in early August and transferred to Iowa Western Community College.
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze told reporters on Thursday that Bing-Dukes will compete for a starting job.
Freeze expects Rommel Mageo and Detric Bing-Dukes to come in and push to start at LB. Has high praise for Mageo: “He may be the guy.”
— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) March 3, 2016