ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football has officially added another weapon to the receiver ranks, the school announcing Friday afternoon that receiver Demetris Robertson has been granted a waiver for eligibility.
Robertson was working in the regular receiver rotation last week, a sign that coach Kirby Smart was optimistic Robertson would be granted the waiver.
Robertson, a 5-star prospect coming out of Savannah Christian Prep, announced last month he was coming back to Georgia after playing at Cal the past two seasons.
“We’re hopeful but it’s out of our hands,” Smart had said at his opening press conference last Friday.
Smart made no secret of his excitement to land Robertson, who canmake an immediate impact for the No. 4-ranked Bulldogs this season
“I’m excited about Demetris, I think he’s a really competitive kid that I’ve known since his ninth grade year, I recruited him a long time,” Smart said at SEC Media Days last month in Atlanta.
Georgia senior receiver Terry Godwin said last month at SEC Media Days that the Bulldogs will welcome Robertson to the rotation.
“He’s a terrific athlete, just to add another weapon to that room, it’s more smiles for us,” Godwin said, “because we know we’ve always got someone in that room that can make a play for us no matter who it is. Adding him to that room, it’s a better situation for us.”
Robertson had 57 catches for 837 yards and seven touchdowns during his two seasons with Cal, but 50 of those catches and 767 yards came his freshman season.
Last season, Robertson had only seven catches for 70 yards and two runs for 40 yards in the first two games before undergoing surgery for a lower-body injury.
Many expected Roberston to choose Georgia coming out of Savannah Christian Prep in 2016, when he was a 5-star prep prospect ranked as the No. 1 receiver in the nation according to the 247Sports composite.
A U.S. Army All-American, Robertson was reportedly to choose between Georgia, Notre Dame and Alabama according to 247Sports.
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