DB Terry leaving Georgia

Former Goose Creek star Tramel Terry will transfer from Georgia. (File/Paul Zoeller/Staff)

Tramel Terry, a former Goose Creek High School star and Mr. Football in South Carolina, will transfer from Georgia.

The Bulldogs announced Terry’s decision to leave Thursday. His last game with Georgia was Saturday’s 52-20 victory over South Carolina, in which the redshirt sophomore defensive back recorded two tackles and a forced fumble.

“I appreciate the opportunity provided by Georgia,” Terry said in a statement issued by the school. “I have many friends there but believe I’ll have a better chance for playing time somewhere else.”

“Playing time is important to every player and I understand the way he feels,” said Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt. “We wish him nothing but success at his next school and will assist any way we can in the process.”

Terry was a star running back and wide receiver at Goose Creek, where as a senior he rushed for 841 yards and added 792 in receiving. The Post and Courier Lowcountry Player of the Year in 2012, he tore the ACL in his left knee in the Shrine Bowl following his final season with the Gators.

Converted to defense after arriving at Georgia, he finished last season with six tackles and one interception in 10 games. He becomes the second former Lowcountry star to leave Georgia after ex-Stratford QB Jacob Park.