February 5, 2013

Seymour back in play?

North Gwinnett offensive tackle DeVondre Seymour has gone about his business quietly.

The 6-foot-6, 305-pound prospect spent the most of the summer in California with his biological uncle, adopted father, and NFL All-Pro defensive lineman Richard Seymour before returning home to work on his academics.

After dealing with some back issues earlier in the season, Seymour finished his senior season strong by playing the best football of his high school career in the playoffs according to his head coach, Bob Sphire.

"He was having back spasms earlier in the year," said Sphire. "But all that is gone now. He played great for us down the stretch and in the playoffs for us."

With National Signing Day tomorrow, many thought Seymour wouldn't be signing with any team due to the fact that there is a good chance he is bound for prep school or junior college.

Sphire says that has now changed.

"There is a good chance he is going to sign tomorrow," said Sphire. "He has papers in hand from Georgia and Auburn, so there is a good chance he is going to sign with one of those teams."

The North Gwinnett head coach says that one of the big reasons things have changed is due to the fact that it is no longer a certainty that Seymour is headed to prep school or junior college.

"Well we haven't given up hope on him making," said Sphire. "He has a chance, we think. Plan A is for him to qualify and enroll in college. Plan B is prep school. Plan C, and we don't really want to go this route if we don't have to, is junior college."

Sphire was unsure which team, Georgia or Auburn, has the best chance to sign Seymour tomorrow, but many feel that the Bulldogs have been the team to beat throughout the three-star lineman's recruitment due to the fact that his father played his college ball in Athens.

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