After much speculation over the past week, CB Tyrique Stevenson announced that he will be transferring home to play for the Miami Hurricanes.
It’s only up from here pic.twitter.com/KqCp4tkdKg— The Freak 7️⃣⚡️™️ (@dreamchaserTy10) January 16, 2021
A 4-star recruit out of local Miami (FL) Southridge HS, Stevenson broke the hearts of Canes fans by signing with Georgia in the 2019 recruiting class. And Stevenson immediately hit the field for the Bulldogs, playing in 14 games as a freshman, and 10 games in the COVID-19 affected 2020 season.
Although he had worked his way into a starting role on the Georgia defense, Stevenson entered the transfer portal shortly after the season concluded. Rumors quickly started circulating on social media that Stevenson had a desire to be closer to home, and that Miami was near, or at, the top of his list of destinations. While there was some minor social media drama, and multiple people claiming to have the correct information, Stevenson proved the initial rumors correct by picking Miami tonight.
For a program that DESPERATELY needs cornerbacks, Miami adding a blue-chip talent such as Stevenson, who was slated to be a starter on Georgia’s defense in 2021, is massive. Absolutely massive. Sure, it would have been great if Stevenson had picked Miami coming out of HS, but he got the pick right this 2nd time. And, Stevenson adds yet another starting talent to the Canes roster from the Transfer Portal, something that Miami has used repeatedly and well during Manny Diaz’s tenure as head coach.
With this transfer announced, Stevenson immediately slots in as CB1 on the Miami defense, and upgrades a position group that sorely needed an addition of his caliber to the room.
I wrote this next sentence once before, but I never got to publish the piece, so I’m going to enjoy this one....