It is unknown whether Cox, who recently entered the NCAA transfer portal, will seek waivers from the NCAA and SEC to obtain immediate eligibility.
Cox surprisingly entered the transfer portal this past week, and Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart didn't comment on the sophomore outside linebacker's departure. At 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds, Cox will provide versatility in coordinator Todd Grantham's defense whenever he does become eligible.
According to Swamp247, Cox visited Gainesville, Florida on Thursday and enrolled at the university later that day while also participating in practice. He had been arrested in April for misdemeanor marijuana possession and was facing a team suspension, though it wasn't known what, if anything, that had to do with his dismissal.
Brenton Cox #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs in action during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Kroger Field on November 3, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Cox had 20 tackles and one sack as a true freshman in 2018 and was expected to be a major contributor to the Bulldogs moving forward. He made his first start in the Sugar Bowl loss to Texas and made six tackles replacing an injured teammate.
Florida will open its season in Week Zero on Saturday, Aug. 24 against Miami at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.