Stevenson reportedly wants to permanently move to cornerback for next season, according to persons familiar with the situation. Georgia coaches promised only a “fair shot” via competition. The Bulldogs have recruited well at cornerback, signing 5-star prospect Kelee Ringo and No. 9-ranked prospect Jalen Kimber in last year’s class. Both redshirted. Georgia also signed four defensive backs in the 2021 class, including Nyland Green of Newton County, who 247Sports ranks as the No. 2 cornerback prospect in the nation.
While it is a significant rebuild in the secondary, Georgia returns safeties Lewis Cine and Christopher Smith. Smith replaced LeCounte after he was sidelined for the season after an Oct. 31 motorcycle accident.