Posted: 11:59 pm Thursday, June 5th, 2014

NC State football player transferring to UGA 

By Michael Carvell

Former N.C. State wide receiver Charlie Hegedus will transfer to UGA as a walk-on.

Hegedus, who played at Lassiter High School, told the AJC that he will be eligible immediately, due to an NCAA hardship waiver. He has two seasons left to play.

“Why Georgia? I just love the way they do things there, and it’s the home state team that I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid,” Hegedus said. “And you get to play in front of people in your home state. There can’t be anything much better than that.”

Hegedus was a top performer at UGA summer camps but never got an offer out of high school. He will give the Bulldogs some depth at wide receiver.

NC State transfer Charlie Hegedus

NC State transfer Charlie Hegedus

“He will fit well in at Georgia,” Lassiter coach Jep Irwin said. “He’s a Michael Bennett-type of player.

“He’s a reliable kid who can block, catch screens and also make plays down field. He was a sophomore (at Lassiter) when Hutson Mason was a senior and had the big year for us. I think he will be a really good fit for what they are trying to do at Georgia.”

Hegedus has a sister who attends UGA. He also considered Southern Miss, where former Lassiter coach Chip Lindsey is offensive coordinator.

“It was really a mystery to me why he didn’t have more offers and more interest out of high school,” Irwin said. “He’s a big and strong kid with tremendous speed. That has always been his greatest asset is the ability to get deep and behind the coverage. He was a good student and team leader for us so I think Georgia is getting a great player.”

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64 comments
Dawgfan222
Dawgfan222

Ran a 4.3 at recent practice. Third fastest on the team. Pretty impressive for an "NC State Reject" if I do say so myself.

BCB
BCB

I will take kids like this over Tray Matthews every day of the week.

HarveyPooka
HarveyPooka

In one week, they get opportunity to drop four losers and pick up one quality person.  Sounds like a win-win situation to me.

LostGoat
LostGoat

why is uga taking nc state rejects? that team is never any good.

twelveofthirteen
twelveofthirteen

He looks fast in his recruiting video and I am excited to have him. UGA looks to have gotten/found a diamond in the rough with this kid but only time will tell. He didn't play much at NC State but he was one of their better recruits in 2012 and they were excited to land him.

WDE
WDE

Welcome to the Bull Dog Nation young man , best of luck on the field and in the classroom !

FLASUX
FLASUX

Nice to see someone transferring INTO UGA... Welcome Charlie!!

DforDawgs
DforDawgs

Hope he turns in to a diamond in the rough. Welcome aboard! DforDawgs!!!

gomdawg
gomdawg

Great news welcome to the , DAWG NATION , good luck .

itchyz
itchyz

Size?  Speed?  Come on!.  I know that the typical news employee holy grail is "changing the world."  But how about shifting back to old school actual journalism long enough to provide some information that thinking people would like to know.

Getting_Older
Getting_Older

Michael, why the hardship transfer?  If his other choice was Southern Miss, doesn't seem to be family or location oriented.

Red-Dog
Red-Dog

I was always puzzled why we didn't offer him out of high school but,  hey he's here now and Tech still sux.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

At least he won't have to worry about how many times he can cash a stipend check.

WeRunTheEast
WeRunTheEast

Sure he is not a receiver in the Malcolm Mitchell mold? I assume his grades are good? I get it, because he fits the Michael Bennett mold. Does that mean he is White and most likely has a high character and is probably REVOLTED by Hussein Obama? If so, I agree, smart kid!

ScoreCheck
ScoreCheck

Welcome to the Bulldawg Nation!!!


Woof!!!


FireSomebody
FireSomebody

Same exact size as Michael Bennett but much faster.  If he has MB's hands and heart...lookout.

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Charlie.....catch a heap, make 'em weep!!!!

HotDawg
HotDawg

BTW, welcome Charlie. GO DAWGS!

HotDawg
HotDawg

GTBob will probably make an assumption he has a shady background (from the mean streets of East Cobb! lol) and therefore is prejudged as a criminal because he is going to UGA.

Huh GTBooby?

or is GTBob really just prejudiced towards black players?

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

"He's a Michael Bennett-type player."


I assume that's because he's a white receiver.  Gotta love lazy player comps.

1942MNC
1942MNC

He will be a welcome addition.  Glad to have you aboard Charlie!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@HarveyPooka 2 of those 4 did CMR and UGA a favor, those remaining 2 will be pardoned and sentenced to time served. Hopefully they will start acting like young "Men".

BleedingGold
BleedingGold

@BoomTown 

Wisconsin should have rejected Russell Wilson then, right?  Nice logic, buddy.

Greg_is_a_Vol
Greg_is_a_Vol

@twelveofthirteen He isn't a diamond in the rough. Since leaving NC State he has been working out at a training facility in Atlanta where he has been burning NFL db's and out running NFL wide receivers.He can play now. He has gained 20lbs of muscle since HS, where he put up better numbers than Blake Tibbs. If UGA uses him right, he will make a name for himself. If corners play him close, he will be open on the post, if they lay off him, he is a sure 5 yards. He has deceptively great high end speed, so is always having to slow down and wait on the long ball, takes working with QB's to get timing down and he will be a huge long ball threat which should help open up a passing game. I have heard he may be rooming with Hudson Mason over the summer, who was a HS team mate at Lassiter,  so I suspect the timing will be there.

Greg_is_a_Vol
Greg_is_a_Vol

@itchyz 6-2 210, clocked at 4.42 & 4.44, won his 5A regional in 100 sprint, fastest guy on NC States team. Benches 225 16 times. Speed is more at the top end than acceleration, blows past DB's on a post pattern. Great hands. Not great moves after the pass, but gets open and doesn't drop catches.

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

@BobDog77

What does it matter about any of that. He is coming as a walk-on. Georgia loses nothing in letting this guy on the   team. If he is any good then he earns a Scholarship , if not he ends up on the scout team  helping get  our team  ready for the next game. Either way Georgia wins. Good luck to him.

Greg_is_a_Vol
Greg_is_a_Vol

@Red-Dog I think UGA was holding open a scholarship for Patterson and when he went to UT, Hegedus had already signed with NC State. NC States coach had Boston College roots where Charlies dad played DB. After Charlies freshman year there was a head coaching change at NC state and they went to an offense where they needed to get lucky to score, so after the catch moves became more important than not dropping the ball and making first downs.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Don't assume dummy....

Michael Bennett is a damn good receiver.

It is a very nice compliment.

DawginCO
DawginCO

@C-Kirk  Better watch out, you are making too much sense.  LOL.

WDE
WDE

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie no need he hits like a girl, and with our punch line of 12 of the last 13 he really does have to grasp at straws.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@HotDawg Must have missed the part where I mentioned anything about his skill set, dummy.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@HotDawg you just made an assumption about GTBobs thoughts.....DUMMY 

HotDawg
HotDawg

Assume cause he's white....

Stein made the lazy response.

HotDawg
HotDawg

No, just commenting based on GTBob's history of comments.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@HotDawg 


A lazy response would be typing "cause" instead of the correct word, "because."  

HotDawg
HotDawg

Very unoriginal stein.

LarryHillmon
LarryHillmon

@HotDawg YOU CANT USE HUMOR WITH UGA FANS...THEY AREN'T COMEDICALLY SHARP ENOUGH AND "WILL" BECOME" OFFENDED.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Larry, Not true. It was just a lot of crickets chirping at a lame joke.