Sep 28, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs safety Tray Matthews (28) breaks up a pass intended for LSU Tigers wide receiver Kadron Boone (86) in the second half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia won 44-41. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Former Georgia safety Tray Matthews transferring to Auburn

Former Georgia Bulldogs safety Tray Matthews was one of the casualties of this offseason for the program, as he was booted off of the team by head coach Mark Richt following a classroom incident just a few weeks ago.

Immediately following the announcement of his dismissal, it was said that Matthews would either decide to transfer to Louisville, joining former teammate Josh Harvey-Clemons, or Auburn.

On Saturday afternoon, Matthews made his announcement, and he will indeed be staying in the SEC as a member of the Auburn Tigers going forward.

Auburn head coach Gus Malazhn has never been shy about giving players a second chance, and Matthews is no different in this case. Matthews started in six games for Georgia last season, compiling 36 tackles with one interception and one fumble recovery. Of course, as we knew coming into his transfer process, due to NCAA transfer rules he will have to sit out the 2014 season before joining Malzahn and the Tigers’ defense in 2015.

Matthews was also arrested in March as part of the infamous theft by deception case in which he and a few others cashed scholarship checks twice.


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