Christmas in August? The Georgia football program just became a lot better just as the 2018 season is about to begin. According to Seth Emerson at The Athletic, former 5-star receiver Demetris Robertson has been granted immediate eligibility for 2018 by the NCAA.
Robertson, who is from the state of Georgia, transferred to the UGA program this summer after spending the past two seasons with California. Many were stunned a couple years back when Robertson elected to go cross-country to play for Cal instead of staying in-state and playing for the Dawgs.
Robertson would normally have to sit out a full season before he would be eligible to play for Georgia under the standard NCAA transfer rules. However, Robertson applied for a special waiver from the NCAA that would grant him immediate eligibility. That waiver was granted earlier today. There have been many reasons floated out there about why specifically Robertson applied for and was granted this waiver, but ultimately for Georgia fans, it doesn’t matter at this point.
Demetris Robertson is the most talented receiver on this Georgia team. As a freshman at Cal, he hauled in 50 receptions for 767 yards to go with 7 touchdowns. Quarterbacks Jake Fromm and Justin Fields now have yet another weapon on offense. This Georgia offense was already going to be good in 2018. Now that Robertson will be on the field next month for the Dawgs, this offense may end up being the very best in college football this season.