[su_spacer size=”20″] “I appreciate the opportunity provided by Georgia,” said Terry. “I have many friends there but believe I¹ll have a better chance for playing time somewhere else.”
He also Tweeted out his “love and respect” for Georgia on social media not long after the statement was released:
Nothing but love and respect for the G
— Tramel Terry⚡ (@TeamTDterry_GC) September 24, 2015
[su_spacer size=”40″] Tramel Terry is a graduate of Goose Creek high school from South Carolina and was a member of UGA’s 2013 recruiting class, choosing the Bulldawgs over in-state Power 5 programs Clemson and South Carolina. A talented 4-star wide receiver prospect, he was named as South Carolina’s Mr. Football for 2012 and invited to play in the 2012 Shrine Bowl All-Star game. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in the All-Star Game which and he was redshirted for the 2013 season.
[su_spacer size=”40″] At the end of the 2013 season in December, he was switched from wide receiver on offense to safety on defense. Soon afterwards however, Todd Grantham left to ply his “third and Grantham defense” at Louisville, and UGA hired Jeremy Pruitt as its new defensive coordinator. With a brand spanking new and shiny defensive coaching staff, there were questions on whether or not Tramel Terry would stay on defense or if he would switch back to offense. He ended up staying on defense for the 2014 season and debuted at safety for Georgia in their third game versus Troy where he had 3 tackles and an interception. Terry would appear in a total of 10 games where he finished with 6 tackles and the interception for the season.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Terry’s last game as a Bulldawg was this past Saturday versus South Carolina where he had two tackles including a forced fumble in Georgia’s 52-20 victory.
[su_spacer size=”40″] He has two years of eligibility remaining, but Terry will have to sit out the remainder of this season to wherever he transfers. If he transfers to a Division 1 FBS program, which is considered a 4-4 transfer, he will also have to sit out the 2016 season according to NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 General Rule:
[su_spacer size=”40″] “A transfer student from a four-year institution shall not be eligible for intercollegiate competition at a member institution until the student has fulfilled a residence requirement of one full academic year (two full semesters or three full quarters) at the certifying institution. Further, a transfer student-athlete admitted after the 12th class day may not utilize that semester or quarter for the purpose of establishing residency.”
[su_spacer size=”40″] Coach Mark Richt responded to Tramel Terry’s decision to transfer:
[su_spacer size=”40″] “Playing time is important to every player and I understand the way he feels,” Richt said. “We wish him nothing but success at his next school and will assist any way we can in the process.”