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National Signing Day 2018: Tyson Campbell Commits to Georgia

The 5-star corner chose the Dawgs over in-state Miami and Alabama

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One of the top cornerbacks in the 2018 recruiting cycle just made the Georgia Bulldogs’ class better.

(As if that was even possible)

American Heritage’s Tyson Campbell announced for the Dawgs on Wednesday morning.

Campbell, became yet another player at the top of his position group to make commitment for the 2017 SEC Champions.

One of the only positions that Kirby Smart and his staff failed to get a 5-star in this year’s class was cornerback and damned if they didn’t pull it off in the end.

Alabama made a late charge for Campbell’s signature, but at the end of the day Georgia was the team to beat.

The team to really be devastated by Campbell’s commitment is in-state Miami. The Hurricanes aren’t too far from Fort Lauderdale and the hope in acquiring Mark Richt was for Miami to put a wall around the South Florida area, much like Howard Schnellenberger, Jimmy Johnson and Butch Davis did in the 80s and 90s.

Kirby Smart’s abilities on the road, though, have made it easy for almost every prominent high school football player to at least consider the Bulldogs, whether in-state or not.

Over the next three years, Campbell will almost certainly be one of the SEC’s top cornerbacks. His size alone (6’3” 180 lbs) will help Smart and UGA defensive coordinator Mel Tucker in stopping the conference’s most physical receivers.

Congratulations to Campbell and his family!