Late last week, multiple reports surfaced that Georgia, along with Florida, was interested in Virginia transfer quarterback Greyson Lambert. One report went so far as to confirm that Lambert would be visiting Athens this past weekend, with a trip to Gainesville immediately thereafter.
While Mark Richt didn’t give many details, he did confirm an interest in the transferring signal-caller.
And, for those of you who’d like to catch Richt in an NCAA situation, you can likely stop.
As long as Lambert’s release from Virginia includes Georgia — and there’s no reason it shouldn’t — Richt is free to confirm that his football program is recruiting the player. That, however, is as far as the public discourse can go.
Entering spring practice, Georgia’s quarterback competition to replace Hutson Mason was a three-player race: Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Jacob Park. Ramsey and Bauta exited the spring 1-2 — or 1a-1b, to be technically correct — on UGA’s unofficial depth chart.
There has been some chatter that either Bauta or Park could look to transfer, although Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald wrote on Twitter that “Richt says [all three] scholarship QBs… [are] expected to be enrolled for 1st session [of] summer school this week.”
Whether that remains the case if Lambert lands in Athens remains to be seen. Not only would Lambert come in with immediate eligibility as a grad transfer — and, unlike the other three, starting experience at the FBS level — he’d actually have two years of eligibility remaining.
That might be a tough situation to swallow for at least one of the quarterbacks currently on the Bulldogs’ depth chart, especially as this is the second Power Five transfer at the position UGA has pursued this offseason, which doesn’t exactly conjure up much confidence in the current stable of players by the coaching staff.