ATLANTA, Ga. ̵
Kirby Smart who recruited Robertson to Alabama and Georgia for years prior to his decision to attend college in California, was able to talk about the change of Savannah natives at the SEC Media Days Tuesday, where he expected the decision was fired. 19659003] "I'm excited about Demetris," said Smart. "I think he's a great kid, a really competitive kid I've known since he was nine years old, I recruited him for a long time, very happy he decides to come home."
Robertson was considered one of the most explosive prospects in the 2016 recruiting class and in his freshman season at Cal. In his first season college ball, he moved in 50 passes for 767 yards and seven points. These catch and run numbers would have taken the Bulldogs to the top in 2017 and he would have tied up Javon Wims for the team lead on touchdowns.
In Robertson, the Bulldogs gain more than just a quick weapon on the outside. You get a guy who can catch short passes and take their distance. They also get a highly respected competitor who played three sports in high school and often shows his best performance in the biggest situations.
The problem now is when he can help the Bulldogs. Smart acknowledged that Robertson is working to obtain an NCAA waiver that will allow him to play in 2018. Although the decision of whether to qualify for 2018 is out of the hands of Smart, he hopes the Bulldogs will take him to the field sooner rather than later. Whatever the case, the receiver position is one to which Smart's attention is drawn. That's because the Bulldogs will lose at least three pass-catchers after the upcoming season. The team's leading recipient, Terry Godwin is a senior. Jayson Stanley and Ahkil Crumpton also have no season finals left.
Robertson is a player who could help the Bulldogs make up for these losses, but Smart does not want the media and fans to forget a few highly acclaimed players in the 2019 recruiting class. Five-star prospect Jadon Haselwood (Cedar Grove, Ellenwood, Ga.) And four-star pass catcher Dominick Blaylock (Walton; Marietta, Ga.) Are currently on the UGA Commitment list for the class. As dynamic as Robertson is, Smart believes that these two and the other target destinations of the Bulldogs are just as important.
"I am delighted with the many recipients we recruit because we have a few good wideouts on this team and we will have to replace them with a number of broad recipients that we can sign this year," he said Smart. "We look forward to all the people we recruit."
As for the challenges facing Robertson, it's beyond sacrificing. He played in a widespread, air-raid offense on Cal under Offensive Coordinator Jake Spavital . In Georgia, he has to learn Jim Chaney's pro-style, run-heavy attack, which undoubtedly gives him the opportunity to stretch the field, but is also expected to block.
Get in and compete with a talented player, closely connected wide receiver rooms will also be important. But according to one of the oldest members of this group, that should not be a problem.
"He's a great athlete," said Godwin. "Just to add another weapon to this room brings us more smiles, because we know that we always have someone in this room who can play a game for us no matter who it is, just to add, it's just better Situation for us. "