Oct 27, 2012; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack wide receiver Charlie Hegedus (84) catches a touchdown in the first half at Kenan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Bulldogs Football: NC State transfer WR Charlie Hegedus picks UGA


The Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver corps just grew by one, as NC State transfer Charlie Hegedus has decided to finish his college career in Athens, according to a report from 247sports.com.

Mark Richt and his staff took a close look at Hegedus a couple of years ago, but ultimately the the 6-f0ot-2, 210-pound wide receiver chose to join to the Wolfpack.

According to the report, Hegedus plans to enroll immediately at Georgia and will participate in the summer workouts, so as to be available to be a part of the team this season. He has two years of eligibility left, and has applied for a hardship waiver with the NCAA, citing that he is moving closer to home.

Hegedus states that the waiver was approved, and if true, he will be eligible to play during the 2014 season.

The path of Hegedus to Athens was a varied one, having been recruited but not offered by Georgia — as well as other SEC schools — despite his impressive time at Lassiter High School. After accepting the offer from NC State, Hegedus played one season with the Wolfpack before deciding to transfer.

From there, Hegedus was committed to Southern Miss, but instead chose to come to Georgia as a non-scholarship player.

The addition of another sizeable target will be a welcome sight for quarterback Hutson Mason, and any depth brought to a wide receiver group that has been ravaged by injuries in the past few years is cause for celebration. Trying to gauge what Hegedus will bring to the table is difficult however.

He only caught nine passes for 116 yards and a touchdown in his single season (2012) at NC State, but much of that could be attributed to scheme or his place on the Wolfpack depth chart as a freshman. Hegedus will definitely be someone to keep an eye on as fall practices get rolling.

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