Georgia defender entering transfer portal after rocky 2023 season, per report
For the second time this year, Darris Smith’s time as a Georgia Bulldog appears to have come to an end.
On Oct. 24, Kirby Smart told reporters that Smith was not currently with the team. Days later, however, Smith posted on social media that he was back with the Dawgs.
Now, Smith appears to be looking to play elsewhere. On3 reports that Smith plans to enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal when it opens for undergraduate entry next month.
BREAKING: Georgia LB Darris Smith plans to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal.
— On3 (@On3sports) November 28, 2023
According to his GeorgiaDogs.com bio, Smith last played on Sept. 30 against Auburn. In 4 games this season, he recorded 3 solo tackles for loss.
Last season, Smith made 11 appearances. He was primarily used as a reserve defensive lineman and contributed on kick coverage. Smith recorded tackles in each of UGA’s College Football Playoff wins over Ohio State and TCU.
A former Appling County standout from Baxley, Georgia, Smith was rated 4-stars, the No. 18 recruit in the Peach State, No. 14 edge and No. 163 prospect overall in the Class of 2022 on the 247Sports Composite. He signed with UGA over offers from 10 other schools, including Auburn, South Carolina and Tennessee.
We’ll see what’s next for Smith.