Former Georgia football defensive back Tyrique Stevenson has made his transfer to Miami official.
In a statement that he released on his social media platforms Saturday night, Stevenson said:
“All my life decisions made me who I am today. Having to make another big life-changing decision did not come easy but I feel confident that I am making the best decision for me and my family. I want to thank UGA and the entire football staff for everything they have done for me. I am grateful for the opportunities I encountered while in Athens. I will always cherish the relationships I have built with my brothers for life. With all that being said, I’m excited to announce that I will be completing my academic and athletic career at the University of Miami.”
This did not come as a shock many. Miami was rumored to be the landing spot for a Stevenson transfer before he even entered the portal, according to an article published by the Miami Herald. Stevenson was set to be an integral part of what was an already a thin Georgia secondary room next season, and now the Bulldogs will be without him.
Stevenson made the crucial play in the Peach Bowl vs. Cincinnati, batting down a pass at the last moment to end a Bearcats drive and give the Bulldogs the ball. Quarterback JT Daniels led the offense on the ensuing drive for a field goal to secure the win for Georgia.
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