Georgia has landed more depth for its receiving corps in a transfer.
Charlie Hegedus from Lassiter, who spent two seasons at N.C. State, will be joining the Bulldogs as a non-scholarship player, he told Dawgs247. Hegedus will be able to play immediately after receiving an NCAA hardship waiver.
Lassiter coach Jep Irwin said Hegedus, who left N.C. State after last season, was also considering an offer from Southern Miss, where former Lassiter coach Chip Lindsey is now offensive coordinator.
“I think Charle wanted to get closer to home,” said Irwin, who was unaware that Hegedus had made a decision. “He kind of grew up a Georgia fan. His sister was at Georgia. If he gets to play there, I think it will be really good for his family in state and a great program.”
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Hegedus had nine catches as a freshman at N.C. State and just one last season. Irwin said he was impacted by a change in coaching staffs.
Hegedus had 69 catches for 1,156 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior when Lassiter reached the state semfinals. He played one season with Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason at Lassiter.
“He has tremendous speed,” Irwin said. “People underestimate his speed. He’s a great vertical threat.”