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Washaun Ealey On Transferring From Crowded UGA Backfield: 'Just Wasn't Feeling The Vibe'

Washaun Ealey told Dawgs 247's Gentry Estes he's leaving the Georgia Bulldogs football program because he's thinking about his future and where he "wants to be in 10 years," which presumably means the NFL. It makes sense a college football player wouldn't be happy about having to give up playing time to Isaiah Crowell and Carlton Thomas in addition to Caleb King, and it sounds like that's the root of the issue for Ealey:

I'm a person where I want to be a premier back. If I was to play here, I would have had to share the backfield with Caleb and Carlton also. Then they were going to try to give the freshman, Isaiah, his chance. He probably was going to get some carries at the beginning of the year, too. I just felt like I didn't want to be in that mix of things anymore.    

Not that the split isn't in the best interest of both parties, of course. Mark Richt has long made it clear he's had it up to there and back with Ealey's off-field adventures and on-field inconsistency.

Ealey wants to go somewhere where he can be a feature back, which makes you wonder again about those Georgia Southern Eagles transfer rumors. Well, remember the original Adrian Peterson, who still holds the Division I all-time career rushing record? He went on to have a nine-year NFL career. Just saying.

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