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DE Derrick Lott is transferring

ATHENS - Derrick Lott didn't need the rest of spring practice to decide it was time to move on from Georgia.

The junior defensive end has elected to transfer in an effort for more playing time, Georgia announced on Friday. Lott played in just five games during his Bulldog career, recording 10 tackles, including 1.5 for loss.

Lott was slowed by a leg injury incurred in a scooter accident, and ended up playing in just two games.

This spring Lott was hoping to take advantage of the graduation of DeAngelo Tyson, one of only two starters leaving the team. But he was still behind Garrison Smith, who started when Tyson got hurt last year, and this spring Cornelius Washington and Ray Drew were getting snaps at end.

"Derrick and I met and he believes he will have opportunities for more playing time elsewhere," head coach Mark Richt said in a statement.  "We support him and will assist in any way possible during this process."

Last week Lott expressed optimism about making a move up the depth chart.

"I definitely will take this year to go out there and play, and do what I can to get out there and play," he said.

Lott was rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com coming out of North Cobb High School in Kennesaw.