It could be stated that 5-star WR Demetris Robertson was the biggest recruiting miss of the Kirby Smart era at Georgia.
Robertson, the nation’s No. 1 receiver in 2016 on the 247Sports Composite, opted to go his own way at Cal instead of joining Smart in Athens back in May of 2016. That was despite a deep-rooted relationship with Smart and UGA assistant Glenn Schumann during their time at Alabama.
Former 5-star WR Demetris Robertson has made his college transfer decision. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
If so, it might mean he will be a one-year rental for the Bulldogs. With a strong season in 2018, he would be a definitely early entry candidate for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Robertson, the nation’s No. 13 overall prospect in 2016, will now give the Bulldogs 18 players on their roster that have held the coveted 5-star rating from at least one of the major recruiting services.
He will be the 14th prospect on the Bulldog roster that has received the coveted 5-star rating from the 247Sports composite rankings.
The composite is a blend of the ratings from all the national recruiting services. It is seen as the most accurate reflection of a prospect’s worth in the industry.
What does Demetris Robertson bring to UGA?
He’s a slightly taller Mecole Hardman. That’s the quick and safe player parallel to make here. Hardman might be quicker in and out of breaks and have more immediate acceleration, but that would still be a close call.
The former Savannah Christian star announced he was transferring from Cal on June 21. Robertson’s considerable skill set moves the Bulldogs closer to the talent level at receiver that is currently in place at Alabama.
The big remaining question with Robertson will be that NCAA decision. He received a medical redshirt for the 2017 and his hardship case might be influential in giving him the chance to play in 2018.
It must be stated clearly that issue has yet to be determined. If he has to sit out the fall, it will mean he will miss all but two games in 2017 and the entire 2018 season.