It appears Georgia’s quarterback room will have a new addition, courtesy of a Group of Five program.
According to Nevada Sports Net‘s Chris Murray, Austin Kirksey has decided to leave the Nevada football team. The reason given for the true freshman’s departure was a personal family issue.
As for the quarterback’s future, Murray reports that the Marietta, Ga., native plans to walk-on at Georgia after finishing out the semester at Nevada.
“He’s going to move back to Georgia to be close to his family,” head coach Jay Norvell said. “Really sad to see him go. What a great kid. He’s like a straight-A student, an awesome young man and very close to his family. A great family. We’re sad to see him go, but I certainly understand him wanting to be closer to his family.”
A three-star member of the Wolf Pack’s 2019 recruiting class, Kirksey was rated as the No. 59 pro-style quarterback in the country and the No. 170 player at any position in the state of Georgia. Only three players in Norvell’s class this past cycle were rated higher than Kirksey.
Kirksey hadn’t seen the field this season prior to his decision to leave the program.