Georgia Bulldogs free safety Tray Matthews tweeted on Tuesday that he will not only be departing from the football program in Athens, but that he will be heading to either the Auburn Tigers or the newest hotbed for Georgia transfers, the Louisville Cardinals.
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) June 3, 2014
Matthews, a sophomore, was a four-star member of the Bulldogs’ 2013 recruiting class, although he hasn’t been able to really shy away from off-the-field trouble.
Aside from being called out by head coach Mark Richt on multiple occasions for his lack of maturity, he was arrested this offseason, along with three of his teammates, for theft by deception for trying to cash a stipend check twice.
Matthews and the other four players returned to practice this spring, but it looks as if Matthews won’t be staying around any longer.
Now as for the two destinations, neither should come as a shock, especially Louisville.
With former Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham taking over that side of the ball for the returning head coach Bobby Petrino in Louisville, two former Bulldogs’ defensive backs have already made that particular move in Josh Harvey-Clemons and Shaq Wiggins.
Louisville is quickly becoming the land of misfit Bulldogs, so to speak.
And as for Auburn, well their quarterback that led them to the national championship game last season, Nick Marshall, was a Georgia defensive back transfer who was eventually converted to the offensive side of the ball.
It’s never a complete offseason unless the Georgia football team looks like it’s imploding.