A veteran recipient is leaving Georgia̵
Robertson has spent three years in Athens, where he has shown blink, but struggled to meet the enormous expectations posed by his five-star rating in the 2016 class. The Savannah Christian product was the nation’s No. 13 overall prospect and No. 1 wide receiver according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. He was the number 3 player in Georgia.
Despite a long-standing relationship with Kirby Smart, Robertson originally came away from UGA. He selected Cal after National Signing Day in 2016 and continued to have a strong freshman season at Berkeley with 50 catches to 767 yards and seven scores. A sports hernia ruled him out most of 2017, and he decided to transfer when the season ended.
UGA got him a second time and he made his Bulldog debut in 2018 against Austin Peay. His first touch was a finish around that he took 72 yards for a touchdown. He continued to rush another 37 yards on three carries and did not get a pass. While that season was challenging for the fast-paced playmaker, he chose to take a team-first approach.
“It’s super frustrating not to go after a catch last year as a receiver,” Robertson said during the 2019 season. “But I knew my role. I knew we had guys in front of me and I had to wait my turn. Now we’re here and I know my role this year and I have to contribute to the team as well as I can.”
In the 2019 season, Robertson pulled 30 catches to 333 yards and three scores. He also had six passes for 52 yards. A downturn in production occurred in 2020, when Robertson only got 12 passes for 110 yards, but he had three grips for 45 yards in JT Daniels UGA debut against Mississippi State.
Because of the NCAA’s decision not to count the 2020 season against being eligible for any player in any sport, Robertson had a chance to return to the UGA in a sixth season. He went through the spring with the team, and people with knowledge of the situation told Dawgs247 that he had a strong performance during five weeks of camp. It showed on G-Day when he caught a 59-yard touchdown pass from Daniels and finished with four grips for 88 yards.
Robertson had a chance to be a major factor in 2021, but the Bulldog receiving corps needed to be deep enough to absorb the loss. UGA rolled into LSU transfer Arik Gilbert 10 days ago and he plays wide. Bulldogs are also returning Jermaine Burton, Kearis Jacksonand Arian Smith from the 2020 team and true first-year students Adonai Mitchell was one of the MVPs in the G-Day game with seven catches in 105 yards and a score.