Report: Georgia lineman enters NCAA transfer portal
Another depth player on Georgia’s offense appears to be on his way out of the program.
According to AL.com’s Matt Zenitz, Bulldogs redshirt junior offensive lineman Netori Johnson has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Johnson is the third Georgia player to reportedly do so this week, along with a pair of wide receivers — junior Trey Blount and redshirt freshman Makiya Tongue.
After redshirting in 2017, Johnson appeared in nine games from 2018-19. In the second half of the 2018 season, he switched to the defensive line. That’s where he played in all of 2019, collecting four tackles, including two for a loss and one sack.
Johnson moved back to offense this season, but he hasn’t played since Georgia’s season-opening win at Arkansas.
Coming out of Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Ga., Johnson was a 4-star recruit in the Bulldogs’ 2017 recruiting class. He was the No. 87 recruit in the country that year, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.
However, Johnson never ended up making a huge impact and living up to that potential, so perhaps a fresh start at a new school will allow him to get on the field more in the future.