Florida State tight end Tre' McKitty (6) after recovering a fumble that was nullified by the officials during a game against Boise State on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
Photo: Gary McCullough/AP Photo/Gary McCullough
Photo: Gary McCullough/AP Photo/Gary McCullough

Bulldogs add tight end via grad transfer

McKitty is listed as 6-foot-5, 245 pounds on the FSU website. As a senior this past season, the Tampa native caught 23 passes for 241 yards while starting nine games and playing in 12. He had 26 for 256 yards and two touchdowns the previous season. He’ll arrive at UGA with 50 catches for 520 yards and two scores in his career.

McKitty made the announcement via his Twitter account.


McKitty announced his intentions to leave FSU just four days ago. At that time, he thanked the school and its fans and said he wished nothing but the best to the Seminoles.

“However, sometimes in life we have to make hard decisions about what’s best for us and our futures,” he wrote on Twitter. “While many people may not understand my decision, I hope that they can respect it. With that being said, I intend to enter the transfer portal and finish my college football career as a graduate transfer at another institution.”

Georgia lost Charlie Woerner and Eli Wolf, its top two tight ends from last year’s team, to graduation. McKitty will be competing with four others for playing time at UGA in sophomore John FitzPatrick, redshirt freshmen Ryland Goede and Brett Seither and freshman signee Darnell Washington.

Wolf (13 for 194 yards) and Woerner (9-78) combined for only 22 catches this past season.

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