Brice Ramsey will transfer from Georgia
ATHENS — What has been suspected for awhile is now official: Brice Ramsey, once considered the heir apparent to be Georgia’s starting quarterback, is leaving the program.
The rising senior quarterback has decided to transfer to a team where he could compete for the starting quarterback job and potentially play this season. That’s according to a statement Ramsey provided to Dawgs247.com on Tuesday morning. His mother Yolanda, in a brief conversation, declined to elaborate.
But after a change of coordinators and quarterbacks coach, and the arrival of Greyson Lambert (himself a grad transfer from Virginia), Ramsey lost the quarterback competition before the 2015 season. He did play in spurts, but never started.
Last year, with another change in coaches, Ramsey was relegated to third team after the arrival of freshman Jacob Eason. This year freshman Jake Fromm has already drawn raves from Smart.
Ramsey also punted at the end of the 2015 and 2016 seasons. But Georgia has Marshall Long back to do that this season, as well as several walk-ons.
Ramsey appeared in 24 games over his career, attempting 74 passes and completing 45, for 582 yards. He had four touchdowns and four interceptions. He punted 45 times for 1,741 yards, averaging 38.7 yards.
As for Ramsey’s next stop, a reunion with the two coaches who recruited him seems unlikely. Both Colorado State and Miami (where Mark Richt is entering his second year) are already pretty deep at quarterback.