GAINESVILLE– Former five-star linebacker Brenton Cox has announced his transfer from Georgia to conference rival Florida according to Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The former Georgia linebacker entered the transfer portal Monday. The NCAA has not announced if he will be eligible for the 2019 season. The NCAA will need to grant Cox a waiver of immediate eligibility although it’s unlikely they will.
Cox recorded 20 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack while playing in a reduced backup role.
Cox was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a maintenance worker discovered marijuana in his dorm room and reported it to campus authority.
Cox was once committed to Ohio State during the recruitment process but reopened his recruitment and later signed with the Bulldogs. He also used an official visit to Alabama as a recruit before signing his National Letter of Intent with UGA. He was ranked as the nation’s No. 23 overall prospect coming out of Stockbridge High School according to the 247Sports Composite.
He will be able to practice with the team during fall camp and the remainder of the season despite not being able to play unless the aforementioned waiver is granted.