The Miami football program is the expected favorite to sign Georgia defensive back Tyrique Stevenson who would instantly become the Hurricanes best cornerback.
The Miami football program could add one of the top players in the transfer portal, Georgia defensive back Tyrique Stevenson. Stevenson entered the transfer portal on Monday and is expected to eventually sign with the Hurricanes according to a report with the Miami Herald on Monday.
The Miami football team is extremely thin at CB entering the 2021 season. Juniors Al Blades and D.J. Ivey, sophomore Te’Cory Couch and freshmen Marcus Clarke and Isaiah Dunson are the only CBs currently on the Hurricanes roster entering 2021. Athlete Malik Curtis, a 2021 signee, is expected to play CB for Miami.
Stevenson signed with Georgia in 2019 out of Miami Southridge over the Hurricanes. In two seasons with Georgia, Stevenson had 47 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and 10 pass breakups. Stevenson was targeted 46 times in coverage and allowed 36 receptions for 363 yards and one touchdown per Inside the U.
Per the Herald report, Miami had been interested in Stevenson before he entered the portal on Monday. The Hurricanes could not contact Stevenson until he officially entered his name into the transfer portal. The expectation is that Stevenson will be immediately approved wherever he transfers to due to COVID.
Georgia CB Tyrique Stevenson has entered the portal. The former five-star recruit out of Southridge High School had 47 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one sack and 10 pass breakups in two seasons for the Bulldogs. Miami is expected to be a potential landing spot for Stevenson. https://t.co/3ImFRsb4ey
— Josh White (@_JoshRWhite) January 11, 2021
Stevenson would be the second transfer to Miami from Southridge during the 2021 offseason. Defensive end DeAndre Johnson transferred to Miami from Georgia’s SEC East rival Tennessee to solidify an inexperienced group of edge rushers Miami has entering the 2021 season.
Stevenson started four games for Georgia this season. At Miami Stevenson would be a favorite to start at CB. Blades will likely miss spring practice because of myocarditis which was contracted as a side effect from COVID. Blades is expected to be out for three months and ready for the beginning of the 2021 season.
Stevenson would be the fifth Southridge alum on the Miami football roster. In addition to Johnson, the Hurricanes have juniors, wide receivers, Mark Pope and Dee Wiggins and offensive linemen D.J. Scaife were all teammates with Stevenson in high school. Miami is continuing to sign impact players through the transfer portal.