Georgia transfer Demetris Robertson will be a Tiger

The good news keeps coming for Auburn. Demetris Robertson, once the No. 1 receiver recruit in the country, has committed to the Tigers on Thursday as a transfer from Georgia. He will have one season of eligibility remaining.

Auburn also has landed three high school commitments this week.

The Tigers no doubt are hopeful Robertson, who at times has battled injuries, can regain the form that once made him one of the top freshman receivers in the country. Additionally, he adds experience to a receiver group at Auburn that doesn’t have many veterans. Listed at 6-feet and 190 pounds, Robertson is known mainly for his speed, something that should be an asset to his new receivers coach, Cornelius Williams.

Coming out of Savannah Christian Prep (Ga.) in the class of 2016, he was a heralded 5-star recruit. In fact, Robertson was the nation’s No. 13 overall prospect, No. 1 wide receiver and No. 3 player in talent-rich Georgia according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

He shocked many when he signed with Cal over Georgia. And with the Bears, he made an immediate impact. Robertson finished his freshman season with 50 catches for 767 yards and seven scores. But a sports hernia sidelined him for most of 2017 and he decided to transfer once the season ended.

Robertson landed at Georgia, a move that was heralded by the media as a big-time get for the Bulldogs. But he did not record a catch in 2018. The following season, Robertson was third on the team with 333 yards and three touchdowns on 30 receptions.

Prior to the 2020 season, Georgia coach Kirby Smart seemed pleased with Robertson’s development.

“I’m excited for D-Rob. He’s a player that has improved throughout his time here,” Smart said “He came in and probably wasn’t as physical as he’d like to be, in terms of the SEC. He’s gotten faster, stronger, bigger—he’s able to do more things.”

But in 10 games played last season, Robertson had only 12 catches for 110 yards. He entered the transfer portal June 11. Within a few weeks, he had quietly and without any fanfare visited Auburn.

The Tigers had felt good about Robertson for more than a week. He gave the program a silent commitment last weekend.

Due to the SEC’s new transfer policy, Robertson will be immediately eligible this coming season.

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