Former Georgia DB Tray Matthews says he has found another home inside the SEC.
I'm truly blessed for this opportunity and second chance that God and Coach Gus has blessed me with. I'm excited and ready to Excel at AU— TriggaTray (@Trigga_Tray28) June 14, 2014
Ready to be an Auburn Man. I'm very humbled by all that has happened . Truly blessed. Au family and fans we in this together. WDE!! #Blessed— TriggaTray (@Trigga_Tray28) June 14, 2014
Matthews was dismissed by Georgia in June after reportedly being involved in a classroom incident. He was also one of four Georgia players arrested in March for trying to double-deposit student tuition checks.
As we noted when Matthews was dismissed from the program, his choice of Auburn is interesting because of his role in the Miracle at Jordan-Hare. He and DB Josh Harvey-Clemons (who has since transferred to Louisville) hit each other while making a sure game-ending interception at Auburn and the Hail Mary pass fell into Auburn WR Ricardo Louis' hands who scored a touchdown to beat the Bulldogs 43-38.
Matthews started six games at Georgia last season. After sitting out 2014, he'll have three years of eligibility remaining.
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• Kansas announced late Friday that quarterback and BYU transfer Jake Heaps would be graduating and leaving the program. Heaps, once a highly-touted transfer, lost the battle for the starting quarterback position to Montell Cozart. Heaps started at quarterback for BYU in 2010 but lost the job the next season after he struggled. He then transferred to Kansas where he struggled again last year too, splitting time with Cozart. In 2013, Heaps was 128 of 261 passing for 1,414 yards and eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Since he's graduating, he can play for another school immediately under the NCAA graduate transfer rules. RB Darrian Miller and WR Anthony Turzelli also left the Kansas program. Miller was on his second stint with Kansas after he was dismissed from the team in 2012. He returned to Kansas after playing at a community college but Kansas coach Charlie Weis said in a release that Miller was leaving the team for personal reasons.
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