Georgia’s starting quarterback to open the season has announced his destination and his transfer decision.

D’Wan Mathis is transferring to Temple.

A redshirt freshman who had emergency brain surgery in 2019, Mathis has appeared in four games this season, including his season-opening start at Arkansas. Mathis is 12-of-30 passing for 89 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions on the year. He was replaced by Stetson Bennett IV in that game, and never regained the starting role.

“The things I’ve been through, the relationships that I made at UGA will forever be with me,” he shared on social media. “I will miss my brothers on this football team. I want to extend a special thank you to Ron Courson, when I was at my lowest, Ron & his staff were always there to pick me up.”

“I have always had a tremendous belief in who I can be as a player,” he continued. “The work begins now and I’m happy to announce I’m transferring to Temple University.”

Mathis was a high-profile recruit. A 4-star prospect from Oak Park (Michigan) in the class of 2019, Mathis flipped his commitment from Ohio State to Georgia during the Early Signing Period.

Before Mathis left the team, coach Kirby Smart said he had several conversations with the quarterback and Mathis handled everything well.