NCAA rules UGA's Robertson eligible immediately

- The NCAA ruled Friday afternoon that Georgia wide receiver Demetris Robertson is eligible to play for the Bulldogs immediately.

The ruling comes just 3 weeks before Georgia begins defense of its SEC championship title and adds another powerful weapon to the team’s offense.

The former 5-star high school recruit announced last month he would transfer to Georgia, after spending 2 seasons at Cal.

In June, Robertson tweeted he had decided not to continue his education and football career at Cal due to personal matters.

Because of those personal matters, the Savannah Christian alum had petitioned the NCAA to allow him to play immediately instead of sitting out the season.

Robertson missed nearly all of his 2017 season at Cal with a leg injury. He had 7 catches for 70 yards and 2 runs for 40 yards and a touchdown for the Golden Bears before the injury.

As a freshman in 2016, the lightning quick receiver had 50 catches for 767 yards and seven touchdowns, earning freshman All-American honors.

He set new freshman records at Cal for receiving yards, breaking the previous mark by NFL star DeSean Jackson, while tying his mark for touchdowns in a season. His 50 receptions broke the record set by Keenan Allen.

Georgia opens its 2018 season on September 1st when it hosts Austin Peay.

 

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