On the first day of Georgia Bulldogs spring practice, one depth-chart question started to answer itself in a hurry. Senior Carlton Thomas is transferring from UGA, the school announced, looking to make a bigger mark elsewhere.
"This decision was based solely on the fact that this is my last year to play," Thomas said in a statement. "I want to make more of an impact."
A speed back, Thomas ranked second on the team in rushing yardage in 2011 despite missing games due to suspension and personal reasons. He finished with 361 yards rushing after posting 287 total yards as a sophomore.
His exit means slightly more pressure on Isaiah Crowell, returning SEC Freshman of the Year. If Richard Samuel again changes positions (he's dabbling at fullback this spring), the Dawgs won't have much beyond Crowell, big Ken Malcome and some promising freshmen.