UGA linebacker Burrows announces plans to transfer, granted unconditional release

Georgia redshirt sophomore inside linebacker Brandon Burrows has decided to transfer to another school in hopes of landing more playing time and has been granted an unconditional release, according to the school.

Burrows said he wanted to return to playing defensive end in a 4-3 scheme rather than linebacker in Georgia’s 3-4 scheme.

“The coaching change here led to a 3-4 defense,” Burrows said in a news release. “I have worked with that transition but decided that I want to get back to playing defensive end. I think another program may give me the best opportunity to succeed at that.”

Burrows, who signed out of Walton High in Marietta, redshirted his freshman season in 2010 and sat out the 2011 season due to a shoulder injury.

“Brandon is an outstanding person, student-athlete and has a wonderful family,” Richt said in the news release. “We’ve enjoyed having him as part of our program and will provide whatever assistance we can in his transition. I am completely understanding of his decision and wish him nothing but the best.”