ATHENS — Tramel Terry will be a Gamecock after all, just not the one some expected.
Terry, the former Georgia defensive back and receiver, announced Monday night that he would be transferring to Jacksonville State, an FCS school in Jacksonville, Ala.
For everyone wondering I will be playing football at Jacksonville state and with that said thank you for everything #DAWGNation
— Tramel Terry⚡ (@TeamTDterry_GC) January 5, 2016
This version of the Gamecocks is one of the top programs at that level, and is playing in the FCS national championship this week against North Dakota State.
Christian LeMay, a former Georgia quarterback, is a backup quarterback at Jacksonville State, where he transferred after the 2013 season.
Terry was a highly-rated recruit coming out of Goose Creek High School in South Carolina, and spurned the home-state South Carolina Gamecocks for Georgia. He was considered one of the jewels of Georgia’s 2013 signing class, expected to contribute immediately on offense. But one moment derailed his career at Georgia before he even arrived.
Playing in a high school all-star game, the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, Terry tore his ACL on a kickoff in December of 2012. Terry enrolled early at Georgia, as planned, but redshirted because of the injury.
Then Terry switched to defensive back during bowl practice in 2013. He never did get much playing time there, never quite cracking the two-deep, and midway through the 2015 season he announced his decision to transfer, though he remained enrolled at UGA.