Brice Ramsey, who never rose to the top of Georgia’s depth chart at quarterback but finished the 2016 season as the team’s starting punter, is transferring.
Georgia said Tuesday Ramsey and defensive back Reggie Wilkerson will complete their degrees in May and then transfer for their final seasons of eligibility. Wilkerson played in five games in 2016.
Ramsey played in a combined 19 games at quarterback in the 2014-15 seasons, all as a backup. He threw for 582 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions.
Jacob Eason started at quarterback as a freshman last season. Georgia’s 2017 signing class included quarterback Jake Fromm of Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Georgia.
Eason and Fromm will enter the 2017 season as Georgia’s only scholarship players at quarterback. Eason’s top backup last season was 2015 starter Greyson Lambert, who completed his eligibility as a graduate transfer.
Georgia also returns walk-on quarterbacks Sam Vaughn and Parker McLeod.
“Our sincerest thanks to both Brice and Reggie for their contributions to the university in general and the Bulldog football program in particular over these past four years,” coach Kirby Smart said in a statement released by Georgia. “We wish them all the best at their next destination and final season of eligibility.”
Ramsey, from Kingsland, Georgia, averaged 34.7 yards on 20 punts last season. He continued to practice at quarterback even though his only playing time came at punter last season. He is expected to look for an opportunity to play immediately at quarterback as his new school.
Wilkerson, from Citra, Florida, had 12 tackles in 19 games the last three seasons.