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UGA losing DL Lott to transfer

Cody Craig, Ray Drew, Derrick Lott AP

The defensive personnel issues continued this evening for Georgia, with the school confirming one of its players on that side of the ball has decided to leave the football program.

In a press release, the Bulldogs announced that defensive lineman Derrick Lott will be transferring from the university.  The release states that Lott is leaving in order to obtain more playing time.

There’s no word on where the Kennesaw, GA, product may head to next.

“Derrick and I met and he believes he will have opportunities for more playing time elsewhere,” head coach Mark Richt said in a statement.  “We support him and will assist in any way possible during this process.”

Lott has played in five games the past two seasons.  The 6-4, 303-pounder was projected as a backup to starting right defensive end Garrison Smith.

A four-star member of UGA’s 2009 recruiting class, Lott was rated as the No. 27 defensive tackle by  Coming out of high school, Lott carried offers from, among others, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma State and South Carolina.

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