Tyson commits to Georgia

ATHENS – Georgia just continues to roll in 2008 recruiting.

Perhaps the top defensive tackle in Georgia, Statesboro's Deangelo Tyson, has committed to play football for Georgia.

"I committed to them today," said Tyson, who came up to visit the Bulldogs for their second spring practice of the year.

"They wanted to check out my knee and check out my grades," Tyson said.

Both turned out to be fine, and Tyson committed "with a smile on my face."

He did so while committing to Georgia head coach Mark Richt.

"He told me that he was very happy about it, and he told everyone else and they were happy about it, too," Tyson said. "I felt at home when I was there."

Tyson now joins teammates John Knox and Justin Houston at Georgia. Tyson has been considered a heavy Georgia lean for some time, but today's commitment seals the deal for the Bulldogs. Now, Tyson says, he will tell his two teammates that they will all be teammates again in the very near future.

"We have going to school together since middle school and that was a big part of it," Tyson said of the trio's bond. "They still don't know about it. But tommorow I am just going to tell them that I am committed to Georgia."

Tyson indicated that he talked with Georgia about graduating from Statesboro early. That, after all, was the reason the Bulldogs wanted to take a look at his academic transcripts.

"They put me on track to graduate early, which means I have to go to summer school," Tyson said. "But I was already thinking about that anyway so that's great."

For Tyson, the commitment means he can move on with his life knowning that he's going to be in good hands.

"I know the people at Georgia will keep me in line when I get there," the defensive tackle said.

Georgia now has nine committed football players, but Tyson is the Bulldogs' first defensive tackle for 2008.

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