Georgia outside linebacker Brenton Cox, a former five-star recruit who was battling for a starting job this season, has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, sources told ESPN on Monday.
Cox played in 13 of 14 games last season and finished with 20 tackles. He had a career-high six tackles in Georgia's 28-21 loss to Texas in the Allstate Sugar Bowl after starting in place of injured starter D'Andre Walker.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart didn't immediately respond to text messages from ESPN.
Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning was asked about Cox's role this coming season during a news conference on Monday. He told the reporter: "That's a good question. I would actually leave that up to Coach Smart at this time."
Cox, a sophomore from Atlanta, was arrested in April, along with Bulldogs linebacker Robert Beal, on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession. Under Georgia Athletic Association policy, they face a one-game suspension when the No. 3 Bulldogs open the season at Vanderbilt on Aug. 31 (7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network).