Georgia has picked up its first big addition of National Signing Day in the form of offensive tackle DeVondre Seymour.
Seymour, a four-star prospect out of North Gwinnett High School, officially signed his letter of intent with the Bulldogs early on Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports. He chose Georgia over the rival Auburn Tigers.
At 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds, Seymour is a recruit with plenty of potential that gives Georgia the depth it desperately needs offensive tackle. ESPN ranks him as 14th-best prospect at his position.
The news comes as a mild surprise after head coach Bob Sphire had stated that the talented lineman would not be announcing his decision on Signing Day, citing academic eligibility as the primary concern. Some speculate that Seymour will need a year of prep school before he can compete at the college level.
Georgia’s 2013 recruiting class now sits at 31 committed players after the Seymour signing. Several more recruits are scheduled to announce their decisions throughout the day.