Georgia Safety Major Burns has entered the transfer portal. The sophomore out of Madison Prep Academy in Baton Rouge, LA, was an SI All-American candidate as a high school prospect. Burns enrolled early last year and played in six games last year for the Dawgs, recording five tackles.
Burns was not expected to start for the Dawgs this year. Georgia returns safeties Lewis Cine and Chris Smith, both of whom started in the latter half of the 2020 season. However, that doesn’t mean the Georgia defense won’t feel his loss. Burns was presumed to be next on the depth chart to play at safety if there was an injury to one of the starters. The loss of depth is amplified by the fact that the Dawgs were already short on defensive backs.