Former Georgia safety Tray Matthews announced via Twitter that he is transferring to Auburn.

Matthews was dismissed from the Bulldogs after his freshman season for off-the-field issues, including an arrest in March for twice cashing his university stipend checks.

Matthews told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was dismissed because of his involvement in a classroom disturbance.

He will likely sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Matthews wrote on Twitter: "I'm truly blessed for this opportunity and second chance that God and Coach Gus (Malzahn) has blessed me with. I'm excited and ready to Excel at AU. ... Ready to be an Auburn Man. I'm very humbled by all that has happened. Truly blessed. Au family and fans we in this together. WDE!!"

Auburn has not made an announcement.

In 2013, Matthews had 36 tackles and an interception in six starts.