The quarterback competition at Georgia has another entrant: Greyson Lambert is transferring in from Virginia and will be eligible this season.
“Yes sir. I’m coming to Georgia,” Lambert told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a text message.
Lambert visited Georgia over the weekend, then Florida on Monday. He informed Georgia coaches on Wednesday morning that he was coming.
This will, at least for now, bring Georgia up to four scholarship quarterbacks. Sophomore Brice Ramsey and junior Faton Bauta appeared to be in a close competition for the starting job after spring practice. Redshirt freshman Jacob Park has also been in the mix, according to coaches.
Lambert, listed at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, is from Jesup, and played at Wayne County High School. He will have two years of eligibility at Georgia, and is eligible immediately because he will graduate from Virginia this month.
Last year Lambert started nine of Virginia’s 12 games, missing the other three because of an ankle injury. Lambert passed for 1,972 yards, 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions as a sophomore. He slipped to No. 2 on the depth chart during Virginia’s spring practice, helping his decision to transfer.
Speaking on Tuesday, Georgia head coach Mark Richt said recruiting Lambert was about depth and competition.
“To me, having three is a small number on scholarship,” Richt said. “It’s just like at any position, if you’ve got guys that are interested in your school you spend time with them, talk to them and see if it’s a good fit. I mean, everybody’s gotta compete for their job, and that’s true for all sports. So this is really no different.”
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