Richard LeCounte's Deleted Tweet a Point of Concern for Georgia Fans

Brooks Austin

Richard LeCounte has played a pivotal role in the back end of Georgia's secondary since the moment the 5-star recruit stepped foot on campus at Georgia, and following a solid Junior campaign, the UGA safety has tweeted out something that would lead one to believe he will be declaring for the NFL draft early. 

LeCounte received a first-round grade from Bleacher Report's lead NFL Draft analyst, Matt Miller in the offseason, and one would believe that the season he had at Georgia this year would only enhance LeCounte's draft stock. 

He's one of the best tackling safeties in the country, wracking up 142 tackles in his 33 career games and has a nose for the football. With 3 INT's, 4 forced fumbles and 5 fumble recoveries in his career, he's one of the more disruptive players in all of college football. 

S, Richard LeCounte has since deleted this tweet with the "Dueces" emoji.

Assuming he does declare for the NFL Draft early like we now expect him to do, that leaves Georgia without both of their starting safeties next season. J.R. Reed will be leaving as a senior, and now LeCounte is assumed to be off for the NFL Draft. 

LeCounte has since deleted the tweet, but the cause for concern still remains. 

Georgia has recruited at an exceptional level, and Lewis Cine will most likely be LeCounte's replacement assuming he does indeed leave. 

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Comments (10)
No. 1-4

LeCounte and Reed are two of the worst safeties in the SEC. Neither is a game changer, UGA have had bad safety play for several years...hell we lost the National Championship game against Bama off of bad safety play


Please lets not start with all this im a when convinent fan. If the kid wants to leave and the NFL has given him a indicator he will have success in the draft wish him well not good riddance. He did his duties for Georgia now as a fan do yours for them, support their next move for their future not our personal concerns. Its a business let kirby smart figure out how to adjust thats why he make millions.

Brent Wilson
Brent Wilson

Would hate to miss his presence, but he’s good enough to go.


LeCounte has by no means set the college football world on fire. Good riddance if he wants to go.