Georgia reserve TE announces entry into NCAA transfer portal
After 4 memorable years at Georgia, Ryland Goede will look at continuing his college football career elsewhere. Goede shared Thursday that he is entering the NCAA transfer portal.
Goede will have 2 remaining seasons of eligibility. He redshirted in 2019 and missed the 2020 season after having shoulder surgery. He saw time as a reserve the past 2 seasons, but did not record any offensive statistics.
“Those hedges, the family, that G. What started out as a childhood dream slowly turned into a reality of playing for my hometown team and winning back-to-back national championships. It was something our class said we’d do once we got here and we did it. I am blessed to have been a part of the best tight end room to ever play the game and have loved getting to learn from those in front of me. To all of my teammates and coaches, thank you for the family y’all have been to me and the life-long friendships that we have formed. Thank you especially to Coach Smart for blessing me with this opportunity to play for and graduate from this university in May. The culture at UGA is so special and because of that it was important for me to finish this the right way. This is one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made, but with two years of eligibility remaining I’ll be putting my name in the portal as a graduate transfer.”
Goede departs Athens with a UGA degree and 2 national championship rings. Listed at 6-6, 240, Goede was a 4-star prospect in the class of 2019, picking up 18 scholarship offers.
A degree and two national championships later. What a blessing and honor that my younger self only dreamed of. pic.twitter.com/Hz4as9mpbb
— Ryland Goede (@RylandGoede88) January 12, 2023