ATHENS — Georgia coach Kirby Smart said junior receiver Demetris Robertson didn’t play in the G-Day Game because he grew ill on Friday night.
“Demetris got sick last night and started to have some virus (symptoms),” Smart told ESPN reporter Maria Taylor amid Saturday’s damp conditions at Sanford Stadium. “We’ve got him with the medical staff.
“I hate that, because he’s had a good spring and been so competitive.”
Robertson, a 5-star prospect from Savannah Christian who began his career with a FWAA Freshman All-American season at Cal, has been one of the most talked-about players this spring.
Robertson has grown more physical with a healthy offseason, showing he can block and fight off the type of press coverage he’ll see in the SEC.
Smart has praised Robertson throughout spring drills, and many fans attending the G-Day Game did so in anticipation of Robertson showing his explosive speed and playmaking abilities.
Robertson worked both outside and in the slot, cementing himself as a regular in the UGA receivers rotation with J.J. Holloman and Tyler Simmons.