Bryan Harsin shares latest on status of Georgia transfer Demetris Robertson
Demetris Robertson has not quite joined the Auburn football team, but he’s close.
First-year Tigers head coach Bryan Harsin addressed the Georgia transfer’s status during a Thursday call with reporters.
“In his situation, he will (be at Auburn),” Harsin said. “He’s right there. No, he’s going to be here today, but he’s very close, I’ll just say that…. Just from an academic standpoint, making sure we have everything all buttoned up and good to go once he gets here. We anticipate that to be very soon, hopefully tomorrow, and have him out there for practice. If not, the next couple days.
“But he’s close, he’s been working hard, he’s staying on top of it. I appreciate that about him. It’s very important to him. He’s an older player, he’s mature. So those things — we all feel very good. But like everybody, we just want to get him here and get him started as fast as possible. We’re hoping that tomorrow we’ll get a chance to do that.”
Robertson entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal in June and committed to Auburn last month.
Robertson appeared in 32 games for UGA over the past three seasons. He did not register a catch in 2018 but logged 42 receptions for 443 yards and 3 touchdowns the past two seasons. The TD catches were all made during the 2019 campaign. Robertson had a rushing score in 2018.
Robertson’s Georgia bio lists his career highs. Only one career-high, a long-rush of 72 yards against Austin Peay in 2018, came during his time in Athens. Robertson’s other career-highs all came in 2016 at Cal.