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Georgia notes: Bing-Dukes transfers, Elijah Holyfield visits

JASON BUTT

sports@ledger-enquirer.com

Georgia redshirt freshman linebacker Detric Bing-Dukes will transfer to another school to seek more playing time.

"I love Georgia and appreciate the opportunity I had to be a Bulldog," Bing-Dukes said. "However, I think my opportunities to play and contribute more will be better at another school."

Bing-Dukes graduated Tucker High School in 2014 and was redshirted in his first year on campus.

PROSPECT VISITS PRACTICE

Georgia hosted a high-prized visitor at Saturday’s practice.

Running back recruit Elijah Holyfield was on hand at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall taking in the team’s session. Holyfield, a senior at Woodward Academy this season, is considered a consensus four-star recruit by Scout.com, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com. Holyfield is among the top prospects in the state of Georgia this year.

Holyfield is the son of former boxing great Evander Holyfield, the former heavyweight champion of the world. He ran for 1,735 yards and 25 touchdowns as a high school junior a year ago.

Elijah Holyfield is set to announce his oral commitment at Woodward Academy on Sept. 4. His final five schools are Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

BAILEY CONFIDENT

Though defensive linemen Ray Drew and Mike Thornton are gone, senior defensive end Sterling Bailey is confident that this year’s rotation will be able to pick up where they left off.

“Every year you lose production,” Bailey said. “It’s up to the next year players that are left behind to pick up where they left off. We lost two but look how many we gained from experience. It’s just going to be a great year for us.”

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