Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings at least four days a week. The play sheet for today leads off with a review about what stood out in the impressive commitment to Georgia made by elite CB signee Tyrique Stevenson.
Tyrique Stevenson chose Georgia at the 2019 Army All-American Bowl.
Well, that’s not exactly right. It is more accurate to describe that as the nation’s No. 4 CB (per the 247Sports Composite ratings) revealed UGA was his choice on Jan. 5.
His true decision came back on Dec. 21. That was the final day of the early signing period. That Friday was when Stevenson signed on to play for the Bulldogs.
Tyrique Stevenson actually signed with UGA on Dec. 21. But the world didn’t know that until Jan. 5. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
Stevenson told DawgNation it was a relief to finally let the world know about that choice. Yet he said something else that caught the ear.
It was the fact that he did not sign a letter of intent that day, but simply a financial aid form to attend UGA. That locked the Georgia program to hold a scholarship for him, but by going that route he still could hit the reset button on that decision.
He basically had always held a top 2 of Georgia and Miami, but he saw transition and staff migration at both programs.
The Bulldogs still have yet to replace Mel Tucker with a formal choice as defensive coordinator. That also means that Georgia still has yet to make that coordinator choice or its next defensive backs coach official.
Miami replaced Mark Richt with Manny Diaz as well.
He had the ability before he enrolled last week to change up that Dec. 21 signing day decision. Stevenson chose not to. Why? To hear him tell it, he wanted to be true to his word. No matter what he did or did not sign.
Tyrique Stevenson rates as the nation’s No. 4 CB for the 2019 class on the 247Sports composite. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
That nugget can be found in the clip with Stevenson in the video offering that’s anchored above. The discussion of that financial aid form takes place at the 2:47 mark of that interview.
What led him to that decision?