Transfer Demetris Robertson cleared to play for Georgia

Wide receiver Demetris Robertson (8) had 50 catches and seven touchdowns as a freshman at California.Photo: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The University of Georgia received a boost in its bid to return to the national championship game.

Former University of California receiver Demetris Robertson was granted a waiver by the NCAA to play for the Bulldogs in 2018, according to a report by The Athletic.

Considered one of the nation's top wide receivers coming out of high school, Robertson announced in mid-July that he was transferring to Georgia to play in his home state.

Injuries limited Robertson to only two games at Cal in 2017. The speedster finished with only seven receptions for 70 yards and had two rushes for 40 yards and a touchdown.

However, Robertson displayed his explosive talent as a freshman for the Golden Bears in 2016, notching 50 receptions for 767 yards and seven touchdowns.

"I'm excited about Demetris," Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said earlier this week at the SEC Media Day. "I think he's a great kid, a really competitive kid who I've known since his ninth-grade year. I've recruited him a long time. Very fortunate to have him decide to come back home."

Robertson ran track for California in the spring of 2017, posting a season-best time of 10.72 seconds in the 100 meters and competing on the Bears' 4x100 relay team. At a high school football camp in 2015, Robertson was timed in 4.34 seconds in the 40-yard dash.




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