Georgia may have lost several elite playmakers to the NFL draft on Friday but Kirby Smart’s program has become one of the elite that reloads instead of rebuilds and they do so thanks to additions of players like Miami native Tyrique Stevenson.
Smart’s program has just planted another flag in South Florida by landing the commitment of Stevenson over the Gators and Hurricanes during the 2019 All-American Bowl. Stevenson is the latest in a long line of Sunshine State natives to play in Athens over staying home and playing for any of Florida’s big three college programs.
The 6-foot, 202-pound Florida native is rated as the nation’s No. 4 cornerback and the No. 38 overall recruit in the nation by 247Sports Composite Rankings. Of Georgia’s 21 signees/enrollees Stevenson will rank among the 10 best prospects signed by the Bulldogs in the 2019 recruiting cycle. He plans to enroll early to participate in spring football in Athens.
A huge addition for @FootballUGA!
The number TWO DB in the nation, Tyrique Stevenson. pic.twitter.com/LWEj96BOb0
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) January 5, 2019
To get an idea of what Stevenson could bring to Smart’s defense in Athens, check out his senior season highlight reel with Miami Southridge: