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Georgia's Deangelo Gibbs Transferring To SEC East Rival Tennessee

Georgia football's Deangelo Gibbs records a tackle vs. Appalachian State.

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 2: Defensive back Deangelo Gibbs #8 of the Georgia Bulldogs and safety Dominick Sanders #24 of the Georgia Bulldogs tackle wide receiver Malik Williams #14 of the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Sanford Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)

Deangelo Gibbs, a former four-star recruit, played in 13 games for Georgia during his two years in Athens.

In mid-December, he left the program, looking for a fresh start on his college career.

He has apparently found it, in the same division as his former program.

Gibbs is reportedly heading up to Tennessee to play for Jeremy Pruitt's Volunteers.

From 247Sports, which first broke the news:

"Barring unforeseen circumstances, the former four-star safety prospect is expected to enroll at Tennessee on Friday and join Jeremy Pruitt's Vols, sources close to the situation told GoVols247. Friday is the final day to add classes for the spring semester at Tennessee."

Deangelo Gibbs has numerous connections to the Tennessee football program, which makes it a logical fit.

Per the report, Jeremy Pruitt was his lead recruiter when Alabama was after him as a recruit. Pruitt left the Crimson Tide staff to take over the Vols after the 2017 season.

He also has family on the team, and in the Tennessee record books.

Gibbs is the cousin of Tennessee defensive back Nigel Warrior and the nephew of Tennessee legend Dale Carter.

As a member of the 2017 recruiting class, Gibbs was the No. 49 player in the country, and No. 4 among safeties. He was the sixth-ranked player in Georgia.

Gibbs recorded 10 tackles over his two seasons in Athens.