Rivals.com – Switch Tracker: Tykee Smith commits to Georgia


Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

The switch portal by no means stops churning. On Sunday evening, Georgia added an enormous piece to their protection when West Virginia All-American defensive again Tykee Smith dedicated to the Bulldogs.

Smith was an All-American in 2020 (Rob Ferguson/USA In the present day)

Recruiting: Smith trimmed his listing right down to West Virginia, Baylor and North Carolina earlier than committing to the Mountaineers within the days main as much as the beginning of his senior season.

At West Virginia: Smith impressed as a real freshman with 50 tackles and two interceptions, earlier than changing into one of many prime defensive backs within the nation in 2020 with with 61 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, two interceptions and 5 cross breakups.

Farrell’s Take: It is uncommon when an All American participant enters the portal particularly in the midst of the spring and so unexpectedly. Smith can have one 12 months to provide primarily as he’ll be off to the NFL Draft for 2022 for certain together with his capability. As he follows his place coach to UGA and the wants that the Dawgs have within the secondary, his versatility and luxury stage there’ll permit for a right away influence. Smith is nice at monitoring the ball, he is a hitter and he makes a nasty protection even higher. Any influence score above a 9 is uncommon however he is that man.

Influence Meter: 9.3 out of 10


The Switch Portal continues to alter the way in which faculty soccer applications recruit and handle their rosters so we right here at Rivals.com proceed to evolve our protection. Every time a participant of be aware enters the portal, we’ll study their potential influence on the faculty soccer panorama and assign an influence score, each after they enter the portal and after they select a vacation spot. The size is from 1-10 and the outline under explains the scoring scale.

1.1-4.0 — Not a huge impact anticipated, doubtless a non-starter and down the bench depth participant.

4.1- 6.0 — A strong influence may be anticipated in the suitable situation and has the potential to battle for a beginning job.

6.1-9.0. — A excessive influence participant who received’t change a program however will definitely be an excellent contributor and starter.

9.1- 9.9 — A really excessive influence participant who ought to begin the second he steps on the sphere and can change the outlook of a program instantly.

10 — A franchise switch who has an opportunity to be an All American and one of many elite gamers in faculty soccer.


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