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DRob to Bring Dynamic Abilities to UGA

By BJ Bennett
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Adding an elite playmaker like Demetris Robertson is a huge get for Kirby Smart and Georgia.

Former California receiver Demetris Robertson has announced his decision to transfer to Georgia.

The former five-star recruit will return to his home state as Robertson, a Savannah-native, finished his high school career with Savannah Christian. Graded by multiple recruiting services as the number one wide receiver prospect in the country for the class of 2016, Robertson participated in the U.S. Army All-American Game. He signed with the Golden Bears during a post-signing day press conference at the College Football Hall of Fame.  

While at Cal, Robertson burst onto the national scene as a newcomer, catching an impressive 50 passes for 767 yards and seven touchdowns and returning 20 kickoffs for 202 yards. He ranked second amongst all freshmen in college football in scores, slotting third in yards. Notably, Robertson's production broke program records for receptions and yards, marks previously held by NFL Pro Bowlers Keenan Allen and DeSean Jackson. Robertson was named a Freshman All-American. A two-sport athlete, he also ran track for the Golden Bears.

Robertson's sophomore season, one where he was expected to contend for national honors, was cut short due to injury, but not before he continued to show off his versatility and multi-faceted skill set; Robertson caught seven passes in less than two full games, also scoring a 34-yard touchdown on his first career rush.

On June 21st, Robertson announced his decision to transfer from Cal for personal reasons. He selected Georgia in a video release on Saturday. After receiving a medical redshirt for 2017, Robertson has three years of college eligibility remaining entering his transfer season.  

Though Robertson is a player who has only just tapped into his potential, his production already has a historic frame of reference;

The only power five players since 2000 with at least 50 receptions, 750 receiving yards, seven receiving touchdowns and 200 kickoff return yards as a freshman are: Earl Bennett, Tyler Boyd, Christian Kirk, Marqise Lee, Jeremy Maclin, Sammy Watkins and Robertson. The other six stars all went on to earn first-team all-conference recognition and be selected in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft.

Adding an elite playmaker like Robertson is a huge get for Kirby Smart and Georgia. In addition to stretching the field, he has the ability to impact a team a variety of different ways. The Bulldogs haven't just added one of the game's best players, but a receiver, a runner and a return specialist all in one. Robertson continues the trend of top prospects joining Smart in Athens.   

Robertson's return home only adds to Georgia's momentum.

BJ Bennett - B.J. Bennett is SouthernPigskin.com's founder and publisher. He is the co-host of "Three & Out" with Kevin Thomas and Ben Troupe on the "Southern Pigskin Radio Network". Email: bj@espncoastal.com / Twitter: @BJBennettSports