UGA has offered a football scholarship to the son of one of its most famous football alumni.
DeVondre Seymour, the son of former UGA All-SEC and NFL All-Pro defensive tackle Richard Seymour, was offered by the Bulldogs on Saturday. The younger Seymour is a 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle at North Gwinnett High School. He is a junior and his father’s alma mater was the second school to offer, following Virginia on Friday.
“I got a call from Mark Richt this week and he said that they were kind of in the next level of evaluation with him and going to look at some more film,” North Gwinnett coach Bob Sphire said. “Coach Richt said if they liked the progress he was making, they were going to end up offering on Saturday. And Georgia ended up doing just that.”
The younger Seymour is relatively new to the sport of football. He is very raw and inexperienced but has a lot of potential. “He’s still learning,” Sphire said. “He never really played any football until he got here as a sophomore. I think he played freshman football at a small school in South Carolina. When Richard moved into the area and brought DeVondre up to the office, Richard was very upfront and said ‘He really doesn’t know any football. He’s a project.” But DeVondre is learning pretty fast.”
“He has great size. All the college scouts love his size, and they think he’s pretty athletic for that kind of size. He’s got long arms, and that’s what you want at an offensive tackle.”
The North Gwinnett coach was surprised to get a call out of the blue from Richt. “I hadn’t really had any conversations with Georgia about DeVondre since last summer. Back then, they were just learning that he was in our football program and they knew about the connection with Richard, who was obviously a great player at Georgia. They really like DeVondre, too.”
The younger Seymour is Richard’s nephew that he adopted as his son.