The Georgia Football program has gained three new transfers this offseason including Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman, USC quarterback J.T. Daniels, and Florida State graduate transfer Tre’ McKitty. Newman enrolled in classes earlier this spring and Daniels joined the program earlier this month. Now, McKitty has apparently joined the team for summer workouts, per Dawgs247 beat writer Jake Rowe.
McKitty is a 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end entered his name into the NCAA’s Student-Athlete Transfer Portal and quickly after he announced his decision to come to Georgia on Jan. 9.
The Bulldogs were in the market for tight ends after the conclusion of the 2019 season after Charlie Woerner and Eli Wolf had both exhausted their eligibility. Both played a large number of snaps interchangeably last season. Woerner was drafted by the San Francisco in the sixth round and Wolf went as an un-drafted free agent signed by Baltimore. Wolf signed with the Bulldogs before the 2019 season as a graduate transfer from Tennessee.
McKitty was a three-star prospect out of IMG Academy in the 2017 recruiting class. He was the nation’s No. 15 ranked tight end and was pursued by current UGA tight ends coach Todd Hartley, who was coaching at Miami under Mark Richt at the time. He appeared in 20 games for the Seminoles over the past three years where caught 50 passes for 520 yards and two scores. During the last two seasons, he appeared in 19 of 20 games where he caught a total of 49 passes for 497 yards and both touchdowns.
McKitty is more than likely going to be the starting tight end because he has way more playing experience than any other player at the position. John FitzPatrick appeared in 11 of 14 games last year and had just one catch for 22 yards. He also saw action during the 2018 season where he redshirted. Both Brett Seither and Ryland Goede signed with Georgia during the 2019 cycle, but redshirted after only appearing in just two games. The Bulldogs also signed five-star tight end Darnell Washington out in the 2020 class. The 6-foot-8, 260-pound incoming freshman just joined the team earlier this month.