A year ago, WR Demetris Robertson was an exciting transfer from Cal as he came home to Georgia and was cleared to play for the Bulldogs.

But then he only appeared in nine of 14 games and didn’t make a catch in 2018. Robertson had a highlight-reel 72-yard touchdown run against Austin Peay. Overall, it was a disappointing season for the one-time highly-touted recruit out of Savannah who surprised plenty of people when he initially went out of state after high school.

As a freshman at Cal in 2016, he led the team with 50 catches for 767 yards and 7 touchdowns.

At his first preseason press conference, coach Kirby Smart said things will be different this season for Robertson.

“I think he’s probably more prepared for the level of competition this year,” Smart said. “Demetris Robertson competed well and had a great spring. He’s fast, explosive, and understands the system a little better. He’s more prepared for the competition he’s going to face.”

As Georgia looks to replace Jeremiah Holloman at receiver, who was kicked off the team earlier this summer, Robertson will be a key player as the Bulldogs bring along a host of talented newcomers, most notably George Pickens.