Georgia Rumors & News

  • Four-star WR Jayson Stanley picks Georgia over Auburn, Miami, Oregon

    Alabama.com "Jayson Stanley became Georgia's 19th commitment Saturday night, according to multiple reports. The Bulldogs were long considered the leader for the four-star wide receiver. Auburn was among the finalists, along with Miami and Oregon." August 18

  • Ledbetter Flips From Bama to Dawgs

    Georgia Scout ""Georgia has been gaining moment lately and plus the death of Tre Tre (former Creekside player De’Antre Turman who passed away a year ago today after a scrimmage) and plus Jason Stanley committing just seemed like the perfect time," Ledbetter said of his flip from Alabama to Georgia. "I..." August 17

  • UGA fullback Merritt Hall medically DQ’d due to concussions

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Todd Gurley has received countless accolades for gaining rushing yards in big chunks and deservedly so. But very few of those gains came without a fullback running interference for him, and that fullback was usually Merritt Hall. “The only person who understands the relationship you have with..." August 14

  • Top Instate Recruit Trenton Thompson Commits To The Bulldogs!

    Dawg Sports "It wasn't a very suspenseful announcement. In fact, pretty much everyone, even the recruiting analysts paid to gin up excitement for the other contenders, agreed long ago that it was going to happen. But frankly, who cares? When the top player in the state of Georgia, and arguably the top..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Westover star DT Trent Thompson to choose college Tuesday

    Albany Herald "Westover defensive tackle Trent Thompson has been courted by nearly every major college football program in the country for the past two years. Now he’s ready to make a decision. Thompson, widely regarded as the nation’s No. 1 recruit, has narrowed down his destination to Georgia, Alabama,..." August 07

  • Georgia's Mark Richt: Off-field issues magnified because we discipline

    CBSSports.com "A familiar theme surfaced during a Mark Richt press conference to kick off fall camp. Off-field player issues. You might have heard -- Mark Richt has lost control of his program. Again. For, like, the seventh straight year. That's the convenient narrative. Yes, Georgia has had..." August 06

  • Franklin offensive lineman Patrick Allen commits to Georgia

    Baltimore Sun "Franklin offensive tackle Patrick Allen has committed to play football at Georgia. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound senior announced his commitment Monday night on his Twitter page. "I know that yall are really hype to know that I am officially commiting to the University of Georgia," he..." August 05

  • UGa quarterback honors late friend Lutzenkirchen

    Charlotte Observer "Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason will never forget his last phone call with Philip Lutzenkirchen. Mason plans to remember his good friend throughout the season. While meeting with the media Friday before the start of preseason practice, Mason sported a "43" pin — Lutzenkirchen's number at..." August 02

  • Tight end (who has younger brother recruit) joins Bulldogs

    Macon Telegraph "Four days before practice begins, the Georgia football team has added another scholarship player. But the move may not be made with this year in mind. Or even this player. Joseph Ledbetter, who played basketball the past two seasons at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, is transferring..." July 29

  • Georgia LB Davin Bellamy charged with DUI

    247 Sports "Georgia redshirt freshman linebacker Davin Bellamy was arrested early Saturday and charged with driving the influence of alcohol and speeding, according to the Athens Clarke-County jail log. Bellamy, 19, was booked into jail at 5:02 a.m. and made $2,000 bond to be released at 6:22 a.m. Athens..." July 26

  • 2016 recruit from Florida accused in UGA burglary - 'denies the charge'

    Athens Banner-Herald "An arrest warrant has been issued for an elite wide receiver prospect out of Florida who attended Georgia’s Dawg Night camp last week. Darnell Salomon is accused of felony burglary after two female athletes reported items missing from a dorm room. After an investigation by University of Georgia..." July 24

  • Aggravated assault arrest leads to Georgia dismissing DT Taylor

    College Football Talk "Following an arrest for aggravated assault earlier this week, Georgia has dismissed defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor. As reported yesterday, Taylor was arrested for the second time this offseason, this time being charged for aggravated assault on a female. According to The Telegraph, Taylor was..." July 23

  • UGA DL Taylor arrested for aggravated assault

    Athens Banner-Herald "Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early Tuesday on a charge of felony aggravated assault. It’s his second arrest this offseason, putting his status on the Bulldogs’ football team in jeopardy. Police determined that Taylor was the "primary aggressor" in a domestic..." July 22

  • Pair of 5-star recruits commit to Georgia

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Two of the nation’s top high school juniors committed to UGA on Saturday. Ben Cleveland, a 5-star offensive tackle from Stephens County High School, and Jacob Eason, a 5-star quarterback from Lake Stevens, Wash., both pledged to UGA after competing together in the Dawg Night prospect camp on..." July 21

  • Florida commit Deontai Williams flips to Georgia

    Alligator Army "Usually, on the recruiting trail, it's Florida doing the flipping. On Saturday, Georgia played the Gators' game, as former Florida commitment Deontai Williams flipped to the Dawgs, according to 247Sports reporter Rusty Mansell ($). Williams, who attends Trinity Christian School in Jacksonville..." July 20

  • SEC defines QB 'strike zone' for defenders

    ESPN.com "In a move to further protect players from dangerous hits, the SEC has defined a "strike zone" from below the neck to above the knees in which an unabated defender may attempt to tackle an "offensive player in a passing posture." "This is a player safety issue," said Steve Shaw, the SEC's..." July 17

  • Georgia dad goes off on all the kids getting kicked off team

    Fox Sports "Tray Matthews was kicked off the Georgia football team on June 3, becoming the latest Bulldog to leave the program in trouble. Matthews will land at Auburn, it appears, but that doesn't make anything better on Georgia's end. Since the end of last season, three players have left the program on..." June 17

  • Former Georgia safety Tray Matthews announces intent to transfer to Auburn

    Alabama.com "Gus Malzahn isn't shy about giving players a second chance. Former Georgia safety Tray Matthews announced his intention to transfer to Auburn on Saturday, making Matthews the second major SEC transfer of this offseason to land on the Plains. Matthews, who was dismissed by Georgia coach Mark..." June 14

  • DB Ryan Bartow commits to UGA, per report

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "UGA picked up commit No. 10 with cornerback Deandre Baker of Miami on Wednesday, according to 247sports.com’s Ryan Bartow. Baker is a 3-star from Northwestern High School in Miami. He is rated as the No. 102 overall prospect out of Florida." June 11

  • Georgia adds transfer receiver from NC State who has waited for this opportunity

    College Football Talk "While Georgia head coach Mark Richt is working through some headaches with his roster this offseason, he is also adding an option in the receiving game. Wide receiver Charlie Hegedus has completed his transfer from NC State and will join Georgia in time to begin summer workouts in Athens. 247..." June 06

  • Four Georgia Bulldogs get day in court

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Safety Tray Matthews, defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, defensive end James DeLoach and wide receiver Uriah LeMay were arraigned in state court Thursday afternoon following charges of theft by deception in March while all were University of Georgia football players. Judge Ethelyn Simpson..." June 06

  • Hallandale linebacker Juwan Taylor commits to Georgia

    South Florida Sun Sentinel "Hallandale linebacker Juwan Taylor has gone from an unknown to a future SEC player in the span of a month. Taylor committed to Georgia on Tuesday, picking the Bulldogs over offers from LSU, Wisconsin and Clemson. Taylor entered the spring evaluation period with just one scholarship offer..." June 04

  • Georgia safety Tray Matthews announces he's leaving the Bulldogs

    Times Free Press "Georgia safety Tray Matthews has posted on his Twitter feed that he is leaving the Bulldogs. He posted Tuesday afternoon: "I'm sorry UGA family.I swear to God I love yal.I'm crying right now but I won't forget." June 03

  • Georgia Coach: ‘We’re not thinking redshirt at all for’ Keith Marshall

    Macon Telegraph "Richt but the kibosh on any chance that junior tailback Keith Marshall, returning from ACL surgery, would redshirt this season. "Keith's working really hard. I don't think he has any limitations at all in his offseason conditioning," Richt said. "I don't anticipate him having any limitations..." May 29

  • Georgia moves closer to scheduling Notre Dame

    Macon Telegraph "Georgia and Notre Dame are moving closer to a football series "later this decade," Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity said Tuesday. And while no deal is done, and McGarity cautioned that there could be snags, he made clear that he would be eager for it to happen. "I think it's an opponent..." May 27

  • SEC transfers Shaq Wiggins, Ja'Quay Williams visiting Louisville

    CBSSports.com "Bobby Petrino is working to add talented offensive and defensive transfers to his roster. Former Georgia cornerback Shaq Wiggins and former Texas A&M receiver Jaquay Williams are visiting Louisville's campus tonight as a potential transfer spot, according to a source. Wiggins started eight..." May 21

  • Former UGA coach Jim Donnan found not guilty of fraud charges

    CBSSports.com "A jury returned a "not guilty" verdict Friday for all 41 counts in the investment fraud trial of former Georgia and Marshall coach Jim Donnan, the Associated Press reported. The 69-year-old Donnan faced charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering related to his role with..." May 17

  • Uriah LeMay is latest UGA football player seeking transfer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia coach Mark Richt said on Monday he “isn’t afraid of attrition.” Good thing as the Bulldogs lost another player on Tuesday. Uriah LeMay, a redshirt freshman wide receiver from Charlotte, N.C., informed UGA on Tuesday of his intent to seek a transfer. That request was granted, and LeMay..." May 13

  • Georgia CB Shaq Wiggins is transferring

    CBSSports.com "A bit of surprising news as we head into the weekend, but Georgia cornerback Shaq Wiggins is transferring. "Shaq and I have been talking over the last few days and a fresh start is what he believes is in his best interest," said Mark Richt in a release Friday night. "We respect his decision and..." May 10

  • Notre Dame, Georgia working to finalize home-and-home

    CBSSports.com "Notre Dame hasn't played an SEC team in the regular season in nearly a decade. The school appears ready to stop the drought. Georgia and Notre Dame are working to finalize a home-and-home series, according to a source, possibly for 2018-19. Notre Dame's last SEC regular season game was a..." April 08

  • Aaron Murray will throw at Georgia’s Pro Day

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray took advantage of the Bulldogs’ absence from Woodruff Practice Fields — the team was scrimmaging at Sanford Stadium — on Saturday morning to get in a practice with his friends in preparation for his Pro Day workout here in . Murray was throwing pass..." April 05

  • UGA’s Keith Marshall could be headed for a redshirt

    College Football Talk "An injury ended up sidelining Keith Marshall for more than half of the 2013 season. A handful of months later, it’s looking as if a coach’s decision will determine whether he misses all of the 2014 season as well. According to Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph, Georgia has not ruled out..." April 03

  • Richt: UGA’s 4 arrestees already getting disciplined, more to come

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia coach Mark Richt came a little closer Tuesday to revealing some of his disciplinary plans for the players who have run afoul of team and school policies since last season. But he stopped shortly of making a definitive ruling on the four players accused of theft. Tray Matthews, Uriah..." March 26

  • Georgia WR Malcolm Mitchell out for remainder of spring

    CBSSports.com "Malcolm Mitchell cannot catch a break. Georgia's second-leading receiver as a true freshman in 2011 and again as a sophomore in 2012, Mitchell tore his right ACL in the Bulldogs' season-opening loss to Clemson -- the start a biblical deluge of injuries that derailed Georgia's 2013 campaign --..." March 25

  • Michael Barnett open after Virginia Tech decommitment: DE recruit to see UGA

    SB Nation "Michael Barnett, of Dorchester (S.C.) Woodland, was one of the top competitors at the Atlanta Nike football recruit camp. Barnett has the ideal frame for a strong-side defensive end, at 6'4 and 245 pounds, with length to add more good size. He is a consensus four-star recruit, and decommitted from..." March 24

  • Georgia Bulldogs WR Malcolm Mitchell out for remainder of spring

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A new leg injury has sidelined Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell for the rest of the spring. Mitchell injured his left leg this past Tuesday in the Bulldogs’ first practice of the spring. UGA did not provide any details about the injury other than Mitchell should be recovered from it in..." March 23

  • 3-star DL Justin Young commits to Georgia Bulldogs

    247 Sports "While watching practice today, one of the top in-state linemen made his commitment. "I committed to Coach Mark Richt today," Grayson defensive lineman Justin Young said. "I talked to my family and Georgia just felt like home. Young, who committed to the Bulldogs as a defensive end, chose..." March 23

  • Former Alabama RB says Georgia (and Tennessee) a possibility

    College Football Talk "Things never quite worked out for Alvin Kamara at Alabama. The former four-star recruit out of Georgia once made the decision to attend Alabama over his home-stare Georgia Bulldogs, but now it could be possible he looks to rebound his young collegiate career in Athens. In an interview with 247..." March 21

  • UGA football players accused of double-dipping on stipend checks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Four University of Georgia football players were arrested Monday night and charged with misdemeanor theft by deception. According to University of Georgia Police, three of the players were depositing their regularly-scheduled stipend checks on their mobile phone banking apps, then taking them..." March 18

  • ‘highly unlikely’ alcohol will be served at Florida-Georgia game

    College Football Talk "For those in the general public looking to add spirits to the in-game World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party experience, it appears that you’ll have to continue the time-honored tradition of sneaking the stuff in. Or drowning in it beforehand. Citing a source with knowledge of the situation,..." March 15

  • SEC Outlook: A&M's potential 1-2 punch, Ole Miss pass rush and Vandy's 3-4

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The loss of Johnny Manziel and Ben Malena at Texas A&M opens the door for a pair of returning running backs to make their mark. Implementing new schemes, changing positions and coming back from injury are also what spring practice is about. RBs could supply Aggies with 1-2 punch With so much..." March 13

  • Bobo gets one-year contract extension, Rocker gets more money

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Clearly, Georgia intends to keep Mike Bobo around as long as it possibly can. The Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator recently received yet another contract extension. Just a year after signing a three-year contract with UGA, Bobo had another year added. The agreement was actually made back on Jan...." March 12

  • Mark Richt on Early Signing Period: “Be careful what we ask for”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "An NCAA committee will discuss an early signing period for football this summer. When we’ve polled SEC and ACC coaches over the last few years about one rule change they’d most like to see to improve recruiting, one of the most popular answers has been an early signing period. Almost all..." March 10

  • Woerner Inducted into Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

    GeorgiaDogs.com "Former University of Georgia All-America defensive back Scott Woerner was inducted into the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Saturday night in Macon at the organizations annual induction banquet held at the City Auditorium. Woerner came to Georgia as an accomplished quarterback, but by the..." February 26

  • UGA DB Josh Harvey-Clemons Dismissed

    GeorgiaDogs.com "University of Georgia junior defensive back Josh Harvey-Clemons has been dismissed from the team for violation of team rules according to an announcement Tuesday from UGA head coach Mark Richt. Harvey-Clemons played in 25 games during his career including 11 starts" February 18

  • Mark Beard won’t transfer from UGA after all

    College Football Talk "Thursday evening, Georgia sent out a press release confirming that, after he graduated, Mark Beard would be transferring out of the football program. A little over 12 hours later? Forget about it. Pretend like it never happened. In yet another release sent out Friday morning, UGA confirmed..." February 07

  • Georgia finalizes defensive coaching staff, titles

    College Football Talk "With its 2014 recruiting class finalized, Georgia has done the same with its defensive coaching staff. After a couple of weeks worth of various reports, Georgia on Thursday confirmed via a press release how head coach Mark Richt will parse out his various defensive coaching assignments. The..." February 06

  • Georgia’s defensive Class of 2014 adds Rivals No. 3 DE Lorenzo Carter

    College Football Talk "One of the nation’s top defensive ends will be staying close to home for his college football. Norcross, Georgia defensive end Lorenzo Carter announced Wednesday afternoon he will be joining Georgia. Carter is ranked the third defensive end in the nation by Rivals and is one of the top five..." February 05

  • Alabama adds former Georgia Bulldog, star JUCO TE to Class of 2014

    College Football Talk "Closing in on National Signing Day, Alabama’s Class of 2014 is coming together. On Monday the Crimson Tide added one of the nation’s top junior college players. According to an AL.com report, Georgia Military College tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith (Rivals profile) will join Alabama in..." February 05

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