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Tramel Terry's lone interception in a Bulldog uniform.
Tramel Terry's lone interception in a Bulldog uniform.
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Georgia coach Mark Richt announced today that redshirt sophomore defensive back Tramel Terry will be transferring in search of more playing time.

Terry was a big time prospect out of Goose Creek, South Carolina when he signed with Georgia fresh off being named the Palmetto State's Mr. Football. But Terry suffered a torn ACL in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas high school all-star game and never seemed to quite get back on schedule after the injury. He bounced between receiver and defensive back before settling in the defensive backfield in 2014. Last season Terry actually played in 10 games, making 10 tackles, and even snagging an interception in Georgia's 66-0 win over Troy.

What's more Terry had played in all 3 games this season, albeit largely on special teams (he was credited with 2 tackles last week against South Carolina). But while Terry's seen the field some it's fairly clear that he was not moving up in the defensive back rotation. Every player on the 2 deep at safety and corner for Georgia this season is either a sophomore or freshman with the exception of junior safety Quincy Mauger, so it was looking more and more like Terry might be locked into a career backup role. If he can transfer elsewhere and move into a starting role for 2 seasons, good for him. This announcement gives him a chance to go ahead and begin the process of looking for a new program.

Terry's transfer also opens up yet another scholarship for the class of 2016. What had looked like a 20-22 man class has, through attrition and injury begun to look more like a 24-25 player class. With 17 players onboard so far that means that the class has room to get 7-8 players larger, even assuming no defections from among the current commits (a very perilous assumption I think).

We'd like to wish Tramel the best of luck wherever he ends up. Until later . . .

Go 'Dawgs!!!