Tyrqiue Stevenson is no longer a Georgia Bulldog, as he officially announced his transfer to Miami on Saturday evening.
Stevenson thanked Georgia in a social media post.
“Want to thank UGA and the entire football for staff for everything they have done for me,” Stevenson said. “I am grateful for all the opportunities I encountered while in Athens.”
It’s only up from here 🚀🖤 pic.twitter.com/KqCp4tkdKg
— The Freak 7️⃣⚡️™️ (@dreamchaserTy10) January 16, 2021
Stevenson entered the transfer portal on Monday, with the Hurricanes instantly emerging as a contender to land his services. Stevenson is from Miami and Georgia beat the Hurricanes when he was the No. 37 overall recruit in the 2019 class.
The defensive back played in every game this season for Georgia, as he started x games for the Bulldogs. He made his first start at cornerback for Georgia in the Peach Bowl victory over Cincinnati. Stevenson had a key pass breakup late in that game to help the Bulldogs earn a come-from-behind win.
Had Stevenson returned to the Bulldogs, he likely would’ve been a starter for Georgia in 2021. The Bulldogs were already going to lose a number of contributors in the secondary. Now Stevenson becomes another one of those.
This is the second straight offseason this has happened to Georgia, as offensive lineman Cade Mays made a similar move last season when he transferred back home to Tennessee.
Without Stevenson, the cornerback position becomes an even bigger mystery for the Bulldogs. Eric Stokes, Tyson Campbell and DJ Daniel are all off to the NFL. Georgia has a number of talented options it could turn to but Kelee Ringo, Jalen Kimber, Ameer Speed, Daran Branch and Nyland Green are all unproven options. Georgia will bring back both starting safeties from the Peach Bowl in Chris Smith and Lewis Cine.
Latavious Brini got the start in the Peach Bowl and he will now likely be an even bigger piece of Georgia’s secondary.
Stevenson is the sixth Georgia Bulldog to officially transfer to another school this offseason, as he joins D’Wan Mathis, Jermaine Johnson, Makiya Tongue, Trey Blount and Netori Johnson.
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