Georgia has addressed one of its pressing needs in high school by adding former West Virginia starter Tykee Smith as a transfer.
Smith, an Associated Press third-team All-American in 2020, announced on Twitter Sunday night that he plans to transfer to Georgia. You have two years of eligibility left.
Same mission, next chapter … 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/mfJDGAa4Dk
– T.Smith (@TykSmith) April 5, 2021
Smith, a young man from Philadelphia, had 61 tackles, eight tackles to lose and two interceptions in 10 games with the Mountaineers last season. He started eight games as a freshman in 2019 and had 53 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.
Smith will meet with former West Virginia defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae, who left for Georgia in January.
The Bulldogs lost their main safeties when Richard LeCounte and Mark Webb entered the NFL draft and Tyrique Stevenson was traded to Miami. Three top cornerbacks, Tyson Campbell, Eric Stokes and DJ Daniel, also went to the NFL draft.
“We’re a long way from being ready in terms of what we need to do with the secondary because we have a lot of inexperienced players,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said after Saturday’s fight. “We can’t get enough of those situations: games, passes, all the different looks we have, because we need experience.”