Wake Forest QB Newman transferring to Georgia for final year
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Newman is coming off his first full year as the Demon Deacons' starter. He completed 60.9% of his passes for 2,868 yards, with 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 574 yards and six TDs.
Wake Forest finished 8-5, losing to Michigan State in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Newman took over as the starter for the final four games of the 2018 season after Sam Hartman went down with a broken leg. He led the Demon Deacons to a 3-1 record.
"After careful consideration, and guidance from my family, I have decided to enroll at Georgia as a graduate transfer," Newman wrote on Twitter. "I am excited about joining such a great football program."
Newman gives Georgia a quarterback with significant college experience. Former walk-on Stetson Bennett, who was Fromm's backup in 2019, played just four games in a mop-up role.
"I am ready to get to work, ready to make new friendships and committed to contributing to this great program," Newman said. "This journey will surely be one that I never ever forget."
The Bulldogs also have two top prospects from their last two signing classes.
D'wan Mathis enrolled at Georgia a year ago but suffered a major setback when severe headaches and sinus pressure led to him undergoing surgery in May to remove a cyst from his brain. He recovered from the operation and was able to work on the scout team late in the season.
Last month, the Bulldogs signed Carson Beck, a 6-foot-4, 226-pound quarterback from Jacksonville, Florida whose skills have been compared to Fromm's.
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Updated January 11, 2020