Makiri Pugh, a reserve safety on Georgia’s football team, will transfer to another school in search of more playing time, UGA said Wednesday night.
“We are appreciative of Makiri’s contributions during his two years at Georgia,” coach Mark Richt said in a statement. “We understand and support his decision to transfer and wish him great success the remainder of his career.”
Pugh, who was redshirted as a freshman in 2008 and appeared in nine games (no starts) last season, was behind at least four other safeties in spring practice: Bacarri Rambo, Nick Williams, Jakar Hamilton and Shawn Williams. The Bulldogs also have rising senior Quintin Banks at safety, and prized recruit Alec Ogletree will join the crowd at the position this summer.
Pugh, from Charlotte, had two tackles last season. He played in Georgia’s G-Day spring scrimmage on April 10, recording two tackles.
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