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Incoming Georgia OL Devondre Seymour Giving Up Football

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In a surprise release tthis afternoon Mark Richt announced that incoming JUCO lineman Devondre Seymour will be giving up football. It's an anticlimactic ending to a long story. The adopted son of former Bulldog great Richard Seymour initially signed with the Bulldogs in 2013 as a late surprise in that class. Physically gifted but raw, Seymour also had some academic work to take care of after leaving North Gwinnett and ended up at Hinds Community College in Mississippi for two seasons. However, he reported a couple of weeks ago as expected and appeared set to get his college career started. But he's certainly not the first guy  to report and realize that big time college football might not be for him. The early morning workouts, academic demands, and overall environment can all conspire to overwhelm youngsters.

Now it sounds like Seymour is now planning to give up football entirely. While Georgia is in pretty solid shape on the offensive line in 2015 there will be some losses at the end of the year. It was expected that Seymour would be in position to compete for serious playing time in 2016. With Seymour's change of heart and the recent transfer of guard Josh Cardiello the depth the Red and Black Add in  the decommitment of blue chip high school prospect E.J. Price, and today was truly not a good one for the future of the Bulldog offensive line. Alas, tomorrow is another day. Until later...

Go 'Dawgs!!!