UGA redshirt freshman QB Jacob Park has left the Bulldogs football team and will transfer, Dawgs247 has reported.
Park, a native of Goose Creek, South Carolina, signed with the Bulldogs in February 2014. He redshirted last season and then saw very limited action in the Spring of 2015 behind two other quarterbacks — Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta.
In addition, the Bulldogs recently landed a graduate transfer quarterback from the University of Virginia — Greyson Lambert. He will arrive in Athens with two seasons of eligibility and the ability to play immediately.
The battle for the starting position this season will fall between Lambert, Ramsey, and Bauta. Georgia also has a strong verbal commitment from the No. 1 quarterback in the nation for the 2016 class, Jacob Eason.
Obviously, Jacob Park saw the possibility of little to no playing time between the hedges and has decided to explore other options.
According to Dawgs247, Park heading to a JUCO for one season is a strong possibility. Also, you can’t rule out Colorado State and new head coach Mike Bobo, who helped recruit Park to Athens.
Here’s hoping that Jacob Park lands in a good environment and one that he can get substantial playing time in.
UGA has officially announced that Jacob Park is transferring.
“We’ve had conversations during which we discussed all the viewpoints,” said Richt. “In the end, he feels like the opportunity for significant playing time would be better at another school. I can understand his decision, and we’ll support him in finding a good fit at another institution.”
“I want to thank Coach Richt and Georgia for the experience I’ve had in Athens,” said Park. “I’m grateful for the opportunity but now look forward to what’s next in my college career.”