Former Cat Cooper Whyte has found a new home after departing Kardinia Park, linking up with VFL premiership contenders Werribee for the 2024 season.
Whyte's AFL days began after being brought from Grovedale to the Cattery with the 64th pick of the 2021 draft.
And while the local product would only feature in Chris Scott's side on a solitary occasion - coming on as a tactical sub during Geelong's Round 2 loss to Carlton this season - the recently delisted rebounder managed 20 appearances in hoops at VFL level, averaging 12.45 disposals and 3.75 marks per game.
Whyte's arrival at Chrinside Park was announced on Friday, with Werribee's social media team leaving their mark on X.
NEW RECRUIT ALERT ✍🏻
After two years at Geelong and making his AFL debut in 2023, we’re pleased to announce that Cooper Whyte will call Avalon Airport Oval home next season.
— Werribee FC (@WerribeeFC) November 17, 2023
The utility arrives in the wake of mass change at the Tigers' den, with former coach Michael Barlow making the shift to join North Melbourne in the wake of Werribee's grand final defeat to Gold Coast in September.
Former Tiger James Allan has since been announced as Barlow's successor.
On-field, Werribee will be looking to re-tool following the departure of dual JJ Liston Trophy winner Tom Gribble.
Reigning Norm Goss medallist Shaun Mannagh also remains a live prospect of seeing his AFL dream realised at next week's drafts after the 26-year-old stood up when it mattered most, slotting six goals from 28 disposals in the grand final defeat.
Defender Sam Clohesy, 20, is also likely to sit on certain club's draft board after sound season behind the ball for the Bees.
The 2024 VFL fixture is yet to be announced.