For UGA fans who were worried about depth at wide receiver for this season, this was a game-changing week.
On Friday evening, Miami grad Lawrence Cager announced on Twitter that he was transferring to UGA. Earlier in the week, longtime Auburn 5-star commit George Pickens flipped to the Bulldogs on Wednesday’s signing day.
I have decided to transfer to UGA where I will continue my academic and athletic career. I am excited for this new journey with Coach Smart and the entire UGA family. #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/a3cNpXujfT
— Lawrence Cager (@lawrencecager3) February 8, 2019
Who is Lawrence Cager? He’s a 6-foot-5, 220-pounder who was Miami’s second-leading receiver this past season, while also catching a team-high six touchdown passes. He made 18 career starts for the Hurricanes, and he’ll be eligible to play immediately at UGA.
Cager’s tremendous size gives UGA a major weapon in the red zone. He also provides some much-needed depth, as UGA junior receivers Mecole Hardman and Riley Ridley departed early for this year’s NFL Draft.
This is the second commitment from a graduate transfer in as many days for UGA. On Thursday, DawgNation’s Mike Griffith reported that Tennessee tight end Eli Wolf was headed to the Bulldogs.
Here’s a closer look at Cager:
Sophomore WR Lawrence Cager (6’5 218 lbs) flashes perception deception + violent hand usage and the ability to absolutely float at the catchpoint pic.twitter.com/IobCC2rt5w
— Brad Kelly (@BradKelly17) April 15, 2018