One of Georgia’s deepest position groups has lost a little bit of that depth.
Wide receiver Caleeb Roberson, a who will be a redshirt sophomore during the 2018 season, announced his decision to transfer from the Georgia football program on Monday.
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“Dawg Nation, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be apart of this family,” he wrote. “I’ve enjoyed the ride. I am truly thankful for all of the great memories and relationships that I’ve created while on this journey. After several long talks with my family and coaches I’ve decide(d) to transfer from The University of Georgia. It’s been great to experience what it’s like to be a DAWG and I’m bless for having great teammates and coaches to learn from while I was here. I haven’t decided where I’m continuing my football career but am excited and open to all options.”
Roberson joined the Bulldogs as a preferred walk-on during Kirby Smart’s first season in 2016 and redshirted. He did not play in 2017.
He came to Athens from Burke County High School in Waynesboro, Ga., where he played quarterback. You can read more about his journey to the Bulldogs here.
He was unable to crack a lineup at wide receiver that last year included Javon Wins, Terry Godwin, Riley Ridley, Mecole Hardman, Jayson Stanley, Michael Chigbu, Tyler Simmons, Akhil Crumpton, and Jeremiah Holloman. And in 2018 the Bulldogs will return all of those players except Wims and will still add the likes of freshman early enrollee Kearis Jackson.
Roberson stands 6 feet 1 inch and weighs 180 pounds. He will have three years of eligibility remaining at whichever school he chooses to continue playing. Whether he can play right away in 2018 depends on where he goes as well as whether he receives a scholarship or walks on again.