Citing a lack of playing time, Georgia Bulldogs safety Shaquille Fluker announced his decision to transfer on Tuesday. Fluker expected to compete for the starting safety spot, but he didn’t end up playing a down for the Bulldogs in 2013.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer published the following quotation from Fluker:
It was things not going the way they were supposed to when I went there. I didn’t get my PT, didn’t get on the field. I didn’t even get the (jersey) number I was supposed to get. But I wasn’t going to go off that, so I waited to the season, see whether I was gonna get my playing time through the season, and I didn’t even get that like I was supposed to. So I just went on and redshirted myself and looked for somewhere else to play.
Head coach Mark Richt released a brief statement after Tuesday’s practice:
Many times transferring to another school is for the best and we certainly wish Shaquille nothing but success in achieving his academic and athletic goals.
When Fluker transferred to Georgia from East Mississippi Community College prior to the 2013-2014 season, he was considered the second-best JUCO safety in the nation by ESPN.
We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.
[Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer]