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Former Mississippi State wide receiver RaRa Thomas commits to Georgia
The Georgia Bulldogs dipped into the NCAA transfer portal and landed Mississippi State wide receiver RaRa Thomas, who announced the news via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
Thomas is coming off his sophomore campaign with the Bulldogs and has two years of eligibility remaining. He’s been one of the more productive receivers in the SEC this season.
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The 6-foot-2, 200-pound pass catcher has hauled in 44 receptions for 626 yards and six TDs this year. As a freshman, he totaled 18 catches for 252 yards and five receiving scores.
Thomas entered the transfer portal on Dec. 2 and recently visited Athens. He chose Georgia over Alabama, Ole Miss, Auburn and Tennessee. Thomas’ decision comes one day after Georgia inked the signature of three incoming wide receivers on Early Signing Day. The Bulldogs also landed Tyler Williams, Anthony Evans and Yazeed Haynes.
UGA head coach Kirby Smart talked up Williams, Evans and Haynes on Wednesday.
“Yeah, (I am) excited about those guys. Speed, athleticism,” Smart said. “(They’ve) been here practicing with us. Each one is different. They're all going to have to hit the weight room and get stronger to be able to really do the things we want them to do, but you want to take a guy that has natural speed, the pass-catching ability, make you miss ability, run after the catch, vertical threats. We think we get that in those three guys.”
Adding Thomas gives the Bulldogs a lot more depth at the wideout position heading into 2022. They will surely need him as veteran Kearis Jackson is in his last year of eligibility.