Georgia Bulldogs news: Key staffer leaving program, Roquan Smith gets NFL honor, more

Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Adonai Mitchell (5) Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Adonai Mitchell (5) Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

It was a busy day of news for the Georgia Bulldogs, with AD Mitchell announcing his intention to enter the transfer portal and more departures added to the list.

The loss of wide receiver AD Mitchell to the transfer portal is a bitter pill to swallow for the Georgia Bulldogs, but if it’s shown that Texas actually made contact with Mitchell before his formal announcement it could bolster the argument that more regulation and oversight is needed when it comes to transfers.

Players aren’t the only ones heading out of Athens. From a DawgNation report, quality control staffer Eddie Gordon will be joining Trent Dilfer’s staff at UAB. Gordon has been a mainstay on the Georgia staff and helped develop one of the best offensive lines in the country while in Athens.

On a positive note, former Georgia standout linebacker Roquan Smith was honored with the NFL Butkus Award this week. Smith is only the fourth player in history to win the award in both college and the NFL along with Patrick Willis, Von Miller, and Luke Kuechly. He is currently playing for the Baltimore Ravens after starting his career with the Chicago Bears.

More Georgia Bulldogs recruiting news

Georgia continues its run of landing big-time football prospects, with commitments from four-star 2025 defensive lineman Justus Terry, and four-star 2025 offensive lineman Michah Debose. Both gave their commitments to the Dawgs this week.

Going even deeper than the 2025 class, Georgia has extended a scholarship offer to elite 2026 class running back, DeZephen Walker. Tennessee and Kansas State have also offered the Peculiar, MO product.

More college sports news

The State of Florida is considering changing the NIL laws to allow state-run universities to steer athletes toward endorsement deals. Florida is one of several states whose laws forbade any type of engagement in NIL with athletes. The State of California is considering similar legislation.

The NCAA is reportedly asking for help from Congress to bring some stability to college sports as the transfer portal, NIL, and other major changes have shaken the status quo to its core.

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