Deangelo Gibbs has officially transferred to Tennessee.
Reports surfaced Thursday night that the former Georgia DB would transfer to the SEC East rival. That news was confirmed Friday by Tennessee, who welcomed Gibbs on social media.
No doubt Gibbs is a great athlete. He played DB at Georgia, but he’s planning on changing to WR at Tennessee, a position that may better enhance his skills. Tennessee just needs playmakers on offense, and Gibbs could certainly help in that area. It’s expected that he’ll have to sit out the 2019 season due to the NCAA transfer rule.
Following his transfer, Gibbs released a statement on social media, thanking Georgia and expressing his excitement to be at Tennessee.
“Thank you to the great fans of the University of Georgia for your unwavering love and support,” Gibbs wrote. “Thank you to the coaching and support staff that do all they can to make the players the best they can be on and off the field. To my teammates y’all have been a blessing and a brotherhood that I will never forget. Life takes us on many different journeys and I’m grateful for every lesson learned to this point. I am excited and I look forward to the path that has led me to my present destination. From the moment I arrived at Rocky Top I was flooded with all the wonderful memories all the time I’ve spent here. With that being said, I am 100% committed to giving everything I have to the #VolNation. Pleased to announce, I will be attending the University of Tennessee.”
The sophomore was rated a 4-star prospect and signed with UGA in the class of 2017. He was ranked as the nation’s No. 4 overall safety and the state of Georgia’s No. 6 overall prospect, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. The Bulldogs originally beat out Alabama for the top 50 overall prospect’s signature.