Two former Georgia football players have found a new home to continue their careers. Redshirt sophomore linebacker Jaleel Laguins of Oconee County and redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Chris Barnes of Lee County announced where they will be transferring to from Georgia. Both of the former Bulldogs, who were members of Kirby Smart’s first ever signing class, recently announced their intentions to transfer, and now have decided to take their talents to the FCS level, in an effort to get more playing time.
Laguins has announced via Facebook that he will be transferring to Samford. A linebacker for Oconee County, Laguins played more with the special teams early on at Georgia. However, Laguins decided to redshirt his sophomore season with the Bulldogs and he also missed this year’s G-Day Game. Transferring to Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama will give Laguins another chance at playing time. The former No. 10 inside linebacker in the state of Georgia will likely see the field a lot more while with the other Bulldogs.
Barnes announced on his Instagram that he would be transferring to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The rising junior took a redshirt in 2016 for his freshman season, but he rarely saw the field last year either. Barnes decided it would be best to move on from Georgia and find playing time elsewhere.