Report: UGA adds transfer defensive back

Kirby Smart at G-Day

The Georgia Bulldogs are adding a defensive back to the team.

According to 247Sports.com’s Rusty Mansell, the Bulldogs are adding Tulsa defensive back J.R. Reed to the roster. Reed is set to enroll in August, and will likely sit out the 2016 season, according to Mansell.

Reed is listed at 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds and originally from Frisco, Texas. He is the cousin of 5-star Georgia target Deangelo Gibbs, who is the No. 2 recruit in the state of Georgia for the Class of 2017, according to the 247Sports’ Composite Ranking.

Reed registered five tackles in 13 games for Tulsa in his freshman season, but he did not start for the Golden Hurricanes. It’s unclear whether Reed will be on scholarship with the Bulldogs.

Reed is the son of Jake Reed, a former Minnesota Vikings receiver, and the nephew of former Kansas City Chiefs safety Dale Carter. He held offers from SMU, UNLV and Yale before signing with Tulsa, as a 3-star recruit.

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