Makiri Pugh, former standout at Independence, told University of Georgia coaches after spring practices he is transferring to the University of Colorado. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Pugh didn’t feel like he was going to get enough playing time under head coach Mark Richt. Apparently, Pugh was disappointed when the UGA coaches didn’t help with the transfer.
But John Kranish, one of Pugh’s former coaches at Independence High School in Charlotte, told the ABH that Pugh was “very disappointed” in Georgia because he says that some of the other Division I schools that Pugh contacted did not get a return call from Richt or former Georgia defensive coordinator Willie Martinez, now on the staff at Oklahoma. Kranish says North Carolina State and some other ACC schools wanted to talk to UGA about the circumstances behind Pugh leaving.