When former Cal wide receiver Demetris Robertson — a former top-10 recruit — announced he was transferring to Georgia last month, the plan was to have him sit out for the 2018 season, per NCAA transfer rules.
On Friday, though, the Bulldogs caught a break.
Robertson had a waiver granted by the NCAA on Friday, making him eligible to play immediately this season, according to Seth Emerson of The Athletic.
NEWS: Demetris Robertson has had his waiver request to play in 2018 granted by the NCAA, according to a source. Georgia just got another weapon for his offense.
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) August 10, 2018
Robertson had an impressive freshman campaign in 2016, when he grabbed 50 receptions for 767 yards — both breaking freshman program records — and seven touchdowns. Robertson played in only two games last season before he underwent season-ending surgery for a “lower body injury.” He was granted a medical redshirt last season.
The 21-year-old announced his decision to transfer in June via a YouTube video, citing “personal matters.”
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