Georgia Football Recruiting: NFL All-Pro Richard Seymour's Son Commits to Dawgs

Brian JonesContributor IFebruary 6, 2013

Via 247 Sports
Via 247 Sports

As expected, the Bulldogs have been getting faxes from players signing their letters of intent. But the biggest signee (in more ways than one) the Bulldogs got on national signing day was offensive lineman DeVondre Seymour who is the son of former Georgia defensive lineman Richard Seymour.

The younger Seymour stands at 6’6’’ and weighs around 300 pounds. Seymour played high school football at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga. and Rivals had him listed as the 42nd-best offensive tackle in the country as well as the 45th-best player in the state of Georgia.

Seymour also received offers from Auburn, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia.

Seymour is raw and has room for improvement, but he proved that he can dominated top-notch defensive ends, as he contained No. 1 prospect Robert Nkemdiche when North Gwinnett took on Nkemdiche’s school Grayson in the state playoffs.

This signing comes as a mild surprise because his high school head coach Bob Sphire said that Seymour would not make his decision on signing day because of his grades.

This could mean that Seymour could take the prep school route and be with the team in 2014.

Despite the other offers Seymour received, Auburn was the only real competition for the Bulldogs and the Tigers made a late push to convince Seymour to come to the Plains.

But because the elder Seymour played in Athens in the late ‘90s, it was only logical for the younger Seymour to follow in his footsteps.

The signing of Seymour gives the Bulldogs much needed depth at the offensive tackle position. If Seymour is eligible to play in 2013, he will compete for playing time right away.