Florida State graduate transfer Tre' McKitty is also going to be a Georgia Bulldog for the 2020 season.
Tre' Mckitty (@T_mckitty) January 13, 2020
The latest installment of the transfer portal giveth and it taketh away brings more big-play ability to Georgia's offense for 2020. McKitty, a tight end, will now another veteran grad transfer to Todd Hartley's tight end room.
While that might sound like Eli Wolf choosing Georgia for the 2019 season, the former Seminole will bring more production at the college level to the Georgia offense.
McKitty caught 50 passes for 520 yards in his three seasons in Tallahassee, including 49 catches over his last two seasons. He caught his only two touchdown passes as a sophomore in 2018. The 2017 early enrollee was able to graduate after just three seasons.
The 6-foot-5, 245-pounder also had more recruiting buzz coming out of IMG Academy as a high school senior. He was rated as the nation's No. 15 TE prospect for the 2017 cycle on the 247Sports Composite rankings. That placed him as a 3-star recruit and the nation's No. 397 overall recruit for 2017.
During that time, he did take a late official visit to Georgia to check out the Bulldogs. He was also recruited heavily by Hartley when he recruited and coached the tight ends for the Hurricanes.
The Florida native now becomes the second graduate transfer from the Atlantic Coast Conference to join the Georgia offense this offseason. Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman was the first of those and he should have a strong shot at winning the quarterback job in 2020.
If he does, he'll now have another big and athletic weapon over the middle in McKitty.
Tre' McKitty: Things to know about the new grad transfer
The graduate transfer will have one season of eligibility remaining. He joins a tight end room which saw four-year senior Charlie Woerner and Wolf (a former 2-star recruit) leave after the 2019 season.
Georgia signed 5-star ATH Darnell Washington for its 2020 class back in December. The 6-foot-75, 265-pounder is expected to see a lot of action in his first season on campus, but he did not enroll early. The Bulldogs also return redshirt sophomore TE John FitzPatrick and a pair of redshirt freshmen in Ryland Goede and Brett Seither at that position, respectively.
McKitty caught 23 passes in 2019 at FSU. That's the same number of catches that all of Georgia's tight ends (Wolf, Woerner and FitzPatrick) caught for the Bulldogs in 2019.
It also must be noted here that FitzPatrick and Goede were both rated as 4-star TE prospects on the 247Sports Composite rankings in the 2018 and 2019 classes, respectively.
In his announcement tweet, the graduate transfer said it wasn't easy to leave the FSU program.
"I'm not sure where my journey will take me next, but I will always be a Seminole," McKitty wrote earlier this month.
Forever a Nole pic.twitter.com/GgEc3ERCjj
Tre' Mckitty (@T_mckitty) January 9, 2020
The decision came to a new start for him at a new program.
"However, sometimes in life we have to make hard decisions about what's best for us and our futures, and while many people may not understand my decision, I hope that they can respect it," McKitty wrote. "With that being said, I intend to enter the transfer portal and finish my college football career as a graduate transfer at another institution."
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