Tyson makes the grade

DeAngelo Tyson

ATHENS – This wasn't DeAngelo Tyson's first trip to Athens.

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After all, the five-star defensive tackle from Statesboro has been to the campus many times and his two best friends play for the Dawgs right now. What is new for Tyson is that he is more ready now than ever to play for Georgia.

Tyson, who had not yet reached a qualifying score on his college entrance exam, got the needed score before heading to Athens for his official visit. He said he was happy to share the news with the rest of the Bulldogs.

"I was just waiting on some scores to come back in and they did. It makes me feel good. I have to finish out the classes I have and that will be it," Tyson said.

The Statesboro native wanted to enroll early, but that didn't work out. As turns out he will enroll this June. His trip to Athens was nothing he hadn't already seen before, he said.

"We hung out with the players and all of that – it wasn't anything new, really," he said. "Jeff Owens was my host. I am ready to get up there. I just want to look forward to finishing out my high school days."

Owens, like the rest of Georgia's players, may have rubbed off on Tyson. The senior talked about playing for a national title in his first season in red and black.

When asked how next season will go for Georgia Tyson said: "We are going to win the national title."

Tyson, like the rest of the Dawgs, won't be shy discussing the Dawgs' chances of winning its first national title since 1980.

"Coach Richt and I just had a lot fun talking about what it's going to be like in the future at Georgia," Tyson said.

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