The Georgia Bulldogs already have the top-ranked recruiting class in the country coming in for the 2018 season. Now, they landed the Class of 2016’s No. 1-ranked wide receiver in the country, beating out the likes of Alabama, West Virginia and Texas.
Somewhere, head coach Kirby Smart is smiling from ear to ear.
University of California wide receiver Demetris Robertson announced that he will be transferring to his home state to play for the Georgia Bulldogs this upcoming season.
Robertson announced his decision with this video:
As a freshman, Robertson caught 50 passes for 767 yards with seven touchdowns. Those marks broke the freshman record for receptions set by former Golden Bears’ wideout Keenan Allen in 2010 and the yardage record set by DeSean Jackson in 2005. His seven touchdowns tied Jackson’s mark, as well. He was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team.
In 2017, as a sophomore, Robertson began attracting national attention when he was named as to the preseason Biletnikoff Award watch list (given to college football’s best wide receiver). Two games into last year though, his season ended to correct a lower body injury that started the season before; he was granted a medical redshirt.
This year, Robertson had already been named to several preseason All-Pac 12 teams, including Athlon Sports.
Robertson announced he would be transferring in June, offering nothing but positivity to the University of California.
Robertson’s decision is going to make massive waves in the SEC, as Georgia adds one of college football’s premier athletes, and fastest wide receivers. Robertson was a 100-meter sprinter on Cal’s track team in 2016.
NFL.com named him the 12th fastest player in college football last year.
Keep an eye out for Robertson as he transitions back home to Georgia. The former Savannah Christian Prep star comes back to Athens, Georgia, eyeing a fresh start, an SEC title for his new school, and another run at a College Football Playoff national title shot.