ATHENS - Ty Flournoy-Smith, a sophomore tight end, will transfer from Georgia, likely to a junior college, with a chance to eventually return to the team.
Head coach Mark Richt informed reporters at a UGA Day in Statesboro of the transfer on Wednesday. According to Dawgs247.com, Richt said Smith was speaking with Georgia Military College, a school where in the past the Bulldogs have had recruits transfer, and then come back to the team. That is a possibility for Flournoy-Smith.
"Possibly, that could happen," Richt said. "With that one, he came to my office and when we were done talking he thought it was in his best interest to transfer out," Richt said. . So that's kind of where I'm going to leave it right there."
Georgia is in good shape at tight end with senior Arthur Lynch and sophomore Jay Rome. The team also has incoming freshman Jordan Davis, and a slew of walk-ons.
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Flournoy-Smith, a product of Colquitt County High School, was third on the depth chart last season, and was set to be third again this season. He appeared in eight games last year, mostly on special teams, and did not catch a pass.
Earlier this spring, Flournoy-Smith was arrested on a misdemanor charge of filing a false police report, after UGA police determined that he had not had books stolen, as he had said in a police report. Richt said later that any discipline for Flournoy-Smith was going to be internal.