5-Star CB Tyson Campbell Commits to Georgia over Alabama, Miami

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistFebruary 7, 2018

Source: Scout.com

Star cornerback Tyson Campbell will be playing his college football at Georgia starting this fall. 

Radi Nabulsi of UGA Sports.com reported Campbell's decision to play for the Bulldogs.   

Coming out of American Heritage High School in Florida, Campbell is a prototypical cornerback for this era of football with the height and length at 6'2 ½", 180 pounds to go along with excellent speed and instincts to attack the ball. 

Campbell is a 5-star prospect who is the No. 2 cornerback recruit in the country and No. 12 player overall, per 247Sports

After coming up just short against SEC rival Alabama in the College Football Playoff Championship Game, Georgia and head coach Kirby Smart are reloading on talent to get over that final hurdle in 2018. 

It's hardly a surprise Campbell would be enticed by the prospect of working with Smart, who was Alabama's defensive coordinator for eight years before taking over at Georgia, as he develops his skills. 

The SEC will continue to be Alabama's conference until someone knocks it off that perch. The Bulldogs are doing everything in their power to close that gap, leading the SEC's recruiting rankings from 247Sports. Bama and Miami were among the schools that pursued Campbell.

Campbell's pledge to Georgia is an indication that this program will field an outstanding defense that's nearly impossible to beat. He's a star in the making who will be leading the Bulldogs secondary from the time he steps on the field at Sanford Stadium. 

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